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Thomas L. "Dusty" Rhoads

March 8, 1947 — December 11, 2020

RHOADS--Thomas L. “Dusty,” 73, died December 11, 2020 at Windber Woods after a long illness. Born March 8, 1947, in Johnstown, son of the late Elvin L. and Helene E. (Wallace) Rhoads-Rowland, and sister, Dian L. Lamer.  Survived by sister, Romayne L. Scalf, Nashville, TN.  Dusty was a 1965 graduate of Richland High School and a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War.  He had 42 years of service as a truck driver, formerly employed by Torkarsky Trucking and W.C. McQuaides, Inc.  He worked 10 years as a sales person for Zepka Harley-Davidson.  Prior to his illness, Dusty was a member of the Windber American Legion, Post #4795 and a Life Member of the Fern Brook Camp in Clearfield County.  Dusty was an avid Harley-Davidson rider for 55 years.  Private services for family and close friends will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, followed by interment at Richland Cemetery Soldiers Circle with military graveside rites by Windber VFW Post #4795 ritual team. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland.  On line condolences may be posted at


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