His wife is the former JoAnn Bartell. They had been married for 45 years.
Born in Nicholson, he was the son of the late Glen and Marjorie Luce Squier.
Before retirement, he was employed as a project engineer for Procter and Gamble.
He was amember of the Nicholson United Methodist Church and was a Navy veteran, having served on the U.S.S. Pine Island in the Pacific.
He also was a member of the Wyoming County Historical Society and the Nicholson Fire Company.
Richard is also survived by one son, Richard Jr.; a daughter, Karen Squier; two sisters, Jean Seamans and Leah Emmons; two half-sisters, Sue Sane and Chris Salsman; nieces and nephews; and his two cats, Chester and Matthew.
He was predeceased by a brother, Jake, and his stepmother, Betty Squier.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wyoming County Historical Society, P.O. Box 309,Tunkhannock, PA 18657, or the Nicholson United Methodist Church, P.O. Box J, Nicholson, PA18446.
Arrangements by the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson.