Richard L. Guerin, of Brunswick, Ga., formerly of Robinson St. in Webster, Mass., died peacefully May 19, 2017.

Richard was born July 10, 1927, in Webster, Mass. He is the son of the late Emma Guerin. After high school, he enlisted in the Navy serving aboard the USS Sampson. After his service in the Navy, Richard had a 15-year career with the Webster Police Department. He received two medals for his life-saving efforts and he retired as a sergeant.

Dick was a tractor trailer driver for 24 years with P. Wagers Express in Dudley. A member of Teamsters, Legion Post 184, in Webster, Worcester County Sheriffs Association and Southern Mass Police Association.

Bartel Funeral Home, www.bartelfuneral.com, in Dudley, Mass., is handling arrangements.

he was a Life Member of the Webster Lodge of Elks, serving every officers role and as Exalted Ruler twice. Richard enjoyed attending USS Sampson reunions and many state Elks functions.

He devoted his Wednesdays to working Elks bingo for over 20 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Hajec, in 2013.

He is survived by one daughter: Patricia L. Buchser of Brunswick, Ga.; one sister: Jackie, and her husband, Ronald Derosier of Webster, Mass.; niece: Kathleen Jalbert; niece: Roberta Kuecker; and niece: Karen Lowell. He is preceded in death by his Nephew, Michael Derosier.

A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, at St. Joseph Garden of Peace Cemetery, Worcester Rd., Webster, Mass. The Webster Dudley Veterans Council will provide military honors. A celebration of life will be held in August and announced by his daughter.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Saint Joseph Gymnasium Fund, 53 Whitcomb St., Webster, MA 01570, or the Elks Foundation at Elks.org