Richard Howard Kisner
July 20, 1940- December 26, 2021
Richard Howard Kisner, 81, of Swansboro, NC and formerly of Clinton, MD passed away December 26, 2021. He was born July 20, 1940 in Sayre, PA to Howard and Mary (Nesbit) Kisner. Richard was raised in Montoursville, PA. He enlisted in the United States Army on December 30, 1958 and was stationed in Germany before being honorably discharged on March 1, 1962. Following his discharge from the Army, Richard went to work for the Metropolitan Police Department on August 17, 1964 where he went on to have a very successful 20-year career. He was assigned to the Special Operations Division and was later assigned to the traffic division as a motorman and served under five U.S. Presidents; President Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan, as part of their escort teams. Richard married Mary, the love of his life, on June 19, 1974 and they lived in Suitland and Temple Hills, before settling in Clinton. After Richard’s retirement they moved to Swansboro, NC in 1992. He became involved with the Western Carteret Fire & EMS Department as a member of the board, where he desired to see a better, professional, department. After the changeover to the Western Carteret Inter-Local Cooperation Agency in 2008, he continued to serve in a different capacity, not as part of that governing board, but still very much a part of the department. He would continue as a member of the unaffiliated non-profit association, giving moral support to the fire and EMS first responders. He will always be remembered for his great stories of DC and the SOD as well as his sound and sometimes funny advise. He was a great father; a fantastic friend and he will be truly missed by all.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife Mary Kisner in 2004 and sister Kathleen Kisner. He is survived by his step son Robert Hale of Gaithersburg, daughter-in-law Tracy Roderick and her husband Brett of Chesapeake Beach, and brother-in-law Ritchie Morris and his wife Bonnie of Olean, NY.
A service with military honors will be held at MD Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham at a later date. Memorial contributions in Richard’s name may be made to the West Carteret Volunteer Fire Department, 140 Sherwood Avenue, Cedar Point, NC 28584.