Luther Deuwain Rickard (1935 - 2014)

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Luther Deuwain Rickard Jr., 79, Clearfield and formerly of Olanta passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the Mt. Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield.
Born March 3, 1935, in Glasgow, he was the son of Luther Deuwain and Mary Catherine Helsel Rickard Sr. On Dec. 12, 1952, in Clearfield, he wed Joy Ann Winters. She preceded him in death Sept. 18, 2012.
He attended Curwensville schools.
He worked for the former Target/Bayer Clothing Company for 43 years until his retirement. He served as plant manager for numerous years. Many of the employees who worked for him considered him family.
He served as a deputy Waterways Patrolman for the Pennsylvania Fish Commission for more than 35 years and worked closely with the Pennsylvania Game Commission as well. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman. He traveled to various states to hunt and fish in different environments.
He was a long time member of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation, the North American Fishing Club, National Rifle Association and was an award winning bass fisherman.
Surviving are seven children: Terry Lee Rickard, L. Deuwain Richard III and his wife, Debbie, both of Curwensville, Charlotte Irvine and her husband, Lynn, of York, Pa., Cathy Howe of Curwensville, Julie Rickard of Clearfield, Debbie Mull and her husband, Mike, of Osceola Mills, and James Rickard and his wife, Sherry, of Hyde; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; two brothers, John A. Rickard of Olanta, and Raymond Rickard and his wife, Diane, of Virginia; and a sister, Donna M. Bennett and her husband, Raymond, of Luthersburg.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte Rickard.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 and from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the funeral home with Pastor Ernest E. Simmers officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery Turkey Hill, Olanta.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Red Cross, 2025 E. St., NW Washington, DC 20006.
Online condolences may be made to the family at
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The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Curwensville
300 State St
Curwensville, PA 16833
(814) 236-2872
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Published in The Courier Express from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21, 2014