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Richard Norwood Rearick
Richard Norwood Rearick, 88, of Kittanning, PA, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020 at Kittanning Care Center.
He was born August 2, 1931 in Plumcreek Twp., Armstrong Co., PA, the son of Lewis Earl and C. Lucille (Lawton) Rearick.
Richard honorably served his country in the United States Army in the Korean War and then for 47 years he worked for Operating Engineers Local #66. He was a member of the Grace Presbyterian Church in Kittanning. Richard was very active in the community, holding memberships at the Seneca Lodge #805, Coudersport Consistory 32nd Degree, Jaffa Shrine, ROJ Ct. 70, The Q, Lil Vet Unit and the Legion of Honor. He was also a life-long member of the BPOE #203, American Legion and was a former member of the Kittanning Twp. Fire Company. Richard enjoyed being outdoors and his favorite pastimes were hunting and fishing. Family was paramount in his life, and he loved traveling with his wife, Mary, and go-cart racing with his children.
He will be greatly missed by his sons, Bruce N. Rearick and Alan B. Rearick and wife, Renee, all of Kittanning; daughter, Valerie D. Walker and husband, Sam, of Ford City; grandchildren, Keith N. Rearick of Rural Valley and Reanna N. Rearick of Kittanning; four great-grandchildren; brother, L. Vaughn Rearick, of Elderton; sisters, Janet L. Rearick and husband, Donald, of Elderton, A. Fay Suttles, of Harmony, G. Avalyn Calarie of Kittanning; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 63 years, Mary E. Rearick whom he married March 14, 1953 and who died Jan. 12, 2016; and a brother-in-law, Robert Calarie.
Friends will be received from 6-8 PM on Monday, June 8, 2020 at the Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 515 N. McKean Street, Kittanning, PA.
Additional visitation will be from 11 AM until the time of funeral services at 1 PM on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at the funeral home, with Rev. Dana Wilmot officiating.
Burial will be in Lawn Haven Burial Estates, Worthington, Pennsylvania.
Memorial contributions may be made in Richard's honor to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
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