Richard A. "Rick" "Shoes" Garner (1972 - 2017)

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Richard A. "Rick" "Shoes" Garner, 45, of Franklin Ave., Brookville, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the Brookville Hospital.
Rick was born on Aug. 2, 1972, in North Tonawanda, N.Y., the son of Richard E. Garner and Roberta L. "Bobbie" Heriger Garner, who both survive in Brookville, Pa. He is also survived by his long-time girlfriend, Lisa Delozier of Brookville.
He worked in various different departments for many years at Matson Lumber Co. and Brookville Wood Products, both in Brookville, Pa., including as a general laborer and lift operator.
Rick was most proud of being a member of various volunteer fire departments since he was 16 years old, beginning as a junior fireman with the Pinecreek Vol. Fire Dept. and later being a training officer and an assistant chief 13-3 for the Knox Twp. Vol. Fire Dept. in KnoxDale, Pa.
He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors, riding four wheelers, but what was most dear to his heart were his grandchildren and his two dogs, Buddy and Hunter.
Rick is survived by one son, Mat "Nib" Garner of Brookville, and two daughters, Alisha "Moose" Garner of Sykesville, Pa., and Erin "Bear" Garner of KnoxDale, Pa.; two grandchildren, Neveah "Nay, Nay" and Nick Garner; one grandson-to-be, Adam Thomas; one sister, Katie Garner Fitzgerald of Falls Creek, Pa.; one great nephew-to-be, Daxton; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and cousins.
The family of Richard A. "Rick" Garner will receive friends at the Peterson Funeral Home, 345 Main St. Brookville, PA 15825 on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a celebration of life beginning at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in Rick's memory maybe made to the Knox Twp. Vol. Fire Dept., 5005 Ramseytown Rd., PO Box 147, KnoxDale, PA 15847.
Arrangements under the direction of Peterson Funeral Home, 153 Jefferson St. Brookville, PA 15825, (814) 849-8355.
Published in The Courier Express on Aug. 4, 2017
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