Medical 05


March 13, 2023


Richard W. Ottaviani, D.C. of Mountain Top passed away on March 13, 2023 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.

The son of the late Dr. Richard E. and Marie K. Ottaviani, he was born in Wilkes-Barre, lived in Glen Lyon and then Mountain Top, where he practiced chiropractic for approximately 50 years. He maintained practices in Hazleton and Mountain Top after graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1973.


Richard enjoyed his patients and treated them with the utmost care; he always took his time and made himself available to everyone. In his free time, Richard enjoyed spending time with his wife Diane of 45 years. Over the years, Richard enjoyed helping his son Mark racing go-karts, training amateur boxers, boating, classic cars, gardening and most recently, spending time with his grandson. He was also treasurer/director of the Italian Independent Cemetery in Glen Lyon.

In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his sister, Anita O. Legge.

He is survived by his wife Diane, son Mark and wife Elizabeth, grandson Adam of Baltimore, MD; brother Dr. Robert E. and wife Dody of Mountain Top; brothers- in- law Robert Legge of Mountain Top and John J. Cunningham and wife Gail of White Haven; sister-in-law Linda Harford and husband Scott of Bellefonte; mother-in-law Ruth Cunningham of Mountain Top; nephew Nicholas Legge of Mountain Top and nieces Jillian Harford of Bryn Mawr, and Dr. Allison Harford of Nisbet.

As per Richard’s request, private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the Italian Independent Cemetery of Glen Lyon c/o: Marlene Beleski, President, 51 McKendree Road, Shickshinny, PA 18655, or the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank all who assisted in any way at this difficult time.

Arrangements under the direction of the Desiderio-Lehman Funeral and Cremation, Mountain Top. 

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