Richard H. "Dick" DeSalve (1943 - 2017)

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Richard H. "Dick" DeSalve, age 73, East Sheridan Avenue, DuBois, Pa., died Monday, June 12, 2017, at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born Nov. 8, 1943, in DuBois, Pa., he was the son of the late Herbert and O. Ruth (Lowstetter) DeSalve.
On Dec. 1, 1962, he married Sandra L. (Hauck) DeSalve. She survives. They were married 54 years.
He retired from Ross Mould in Brockway as a mold engineer after 27 years of service. Previous to that, he worked 13 years as an engineer for the Pennsylvania Highway Department. He, along with his brother, Barry DeSalve Sr., was the owner/operator of Tri County Performance in DuBois for the past 49 years.
Dick attended Lakeside United Methodist Church. He was a member of Garfield Lodge #559 Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the National Rifle Association, the Wild Turkey Federation and the North American Hunter. He enjoyed hunting and family gatherings at camp. He also enjoyed golfing, scrapbooking, racing, and spoiling his dog, Sadie. He was the owner and crew chief of Herbie's Hugger N.H.R.A., a national record holding race team. Above all, his greatest love was his family.
Dick is survived by a son, Rick DeSalve and his wife, Sue and a daughter, Brenda Gahr and her husband, Sean; a brother, Barry DeSalve Sr. and his wife, Alice; a sister, Bonnie Kearney and her husband, Denny; and three grandchildren, Eric DeSalve, Lindsay and Austin Gahr, all of DuBois, Pa.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., DuBois.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. from the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. with Pastor Bob Zilhaver officiating.
Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801.
Online condolences may be sent to www.baronickfuneralhome.com.
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Du Bois, PA 15801
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Published in The Courier Express on June 14, 2017