THREE SPRINGS David C. Bricker, 66, formerly of Seven Valleys, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at York Hospital following a brief illness. He was the husband of Linda A. (Adams) Bricker, with whom he celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary on September 18, 2012. A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the Seven Valleys Community Fire Hall, 35 Main St., Seven Valleys, where military rites by the York County Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 4:45 p.m. and a prayer service being held at 8 p.m. Chaplain Pastor Bill Reed will be officiating. Funeral services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. The Geiple Funeral Home, Inc. 53 Main St., Glen Rock, is in charge of the arrangements. David was born on March 12, 1947, a son of Margaret C. (Yost) Bricker of York and the late Harry J. Bricker. He was a 1965 graduate of Spring Grove High School and had been employed with Columbia Gas Company for 31 years, working his way up to a Safety Director until his retirement in 1999. Following his retirement, he had worked at Twin Pine Farms. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and received the Purple Heart for being wounded twice while serving in Vietnam. David was a life long member of the Seven Valleys Community Fire Company, where he served as Fire Chief for over 13 years and as Treasurer for many years. He had also been in charge of the fire company's Bingo for over 35 years. He helped to start the Tri-Community Ambulance Club in Seven Valleys, running with the ambulance for several years. He was also a member of the Orbisonia VFW Post #321 and a former member of the Austin L. Grove American Legion Post #403. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his wife and mother, he leaves a daughter, Heather L. Kurtz and husband, Jason of Conifer, Colo.; two sons, David C. Bricker, Jr. and wife, Stephanie of Spring Grove, and Bryan A. Bricker and wife, Julee of York; six grandchildren, Mackenzie, Chase, Branson, and Brielle Bricker, and Charlee and Jack Kurtz; two sisters, Darlene M. Sanders and husband, Steve of Spring Grove, and Irene L. Shoff and husband, Prett of Felton; a brother, Richard L. Bricker and wife, Carolyn of Spring Grove; and a sister-in-law, Jean Bricker of Seven Valleys. He was predeceased by a brother Kenny S. Bricker. Memorial contributions may be made to Seven Valleys Community Fire Company, 35 Main St., Seven Valleys, PA 17360; or to Patient Help Fund, Suite 194, 25 Monument Road, York, PA 17403; or to a Volunteer Fire Company of your choice. www.geiple.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on May 5, 2013