NORMAN — June Antoinette Richter Mesarick, 88, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Southwest Medical Center following an extended illness.
June was born May 5, 1925, to Stanley and Mary (Pace) Richter in Bridgeport, Conn. She graduated from William Penn High School in York, Pa. in 1943.
June started working in the U.S. Civil Service in 1943, working first for the Navy in Pennsylvania and then transferring to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and later to Hickham Air Force Base, Oahu, Hawaii. While in Hawaii, she married Frank Mesarick. After moving to the mainland, she was at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, Texas, Grand Island AFB in Nebraska, and McClellan AFB in Sacramento, Calif.
She later worked as a licensed real estate agent in Hershey, Pa., where she also was the leader of a very active group of Girl Scouts. After moving to Norman in 1967, she worked for the Oklahoma Department of Institutions, Social and Rehabilitative Services in the Child Support Division, where she helped collect delinquent child support, and then as a researcher at Tinker AFB before retiring in 1993.
June was preceded in death by her brothers, Stanley and Kenneth.
She is survived by her daughter, Darleene A. Harris of Norman; son, Frank G. Mesarick and wife Jacqueline of Oklahoma City; grandsons Steven E. Harris and Zachary B. Mesarick; and sister, Arlene Richter Moore of Mesa, Ariz. She is also survived by her longtime friend, Bernie Cielesz of Norman, as well as various nieces and nephews.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Havenbrook chapel, with interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Arrangements for June and her family were placed in the care of the Vice family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.
Online condolences may be shared at havenbrookfuneralhome.com.
Norman Transcript, Friday, June 21, 2013