Richard D. McGarvey

Born: Thu., Jan. 17, 1952
Died: Fri., May 4, 2018


Visitation

2:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Sun., May 06, 2018
Location: Switzer Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., May 07, 2018
Location: Switzer Funeral Home


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Richard D. McGarvey
     PORT ALLEGANY- Richard D. McGarvey, 66, passed away Friday (May 4, 2018) in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, PA.
    Born January 17, 1952, in Salem, OR, he was a son of Robert D. and Donna Manning McGarvey.  On May 6, 1972, in Port Allegany, he married Sandra L. Walker, who survives.
     Mr. McGarvey was a lifetime resident of the area, and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, class of 1969.
    Richard was a veteran, having served with the US Army.  He was a security agent and medic instructor for 21 years, before his retirement.  
     Richard worked as a machinist with the former Pittsburgh Corning Co., Port Allegany, before retiring.  He also volunteered as an EMT with Port Area Ambulance Service for 31 years, and most recently worked for Priority Care, Smethport, for 6 years.
     He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Port Allegany, VFW Post 6391, Port Allegany, former member of National Registry Emergency Medical Tech/Military. He was an instructor with the American Heart Association, and American Red Cross, where he donated 18 gal. of blood. He was an active and life member of the Port Area Ambulance Service, where he was past director for 31 years (since 1980), also a life member of Port Allegany Fire Dept., since 1970.
    Surviving in addition to his wife, Sandra, are two daughters, Deborah A. Bachman  and Danielle E. (Jay) Higgins both of Port Allegany; 8 grandchildren: Kyle, Lindsay, and Caitlin Bachman, Cory and Carter Billyard, Brianna, Brittany, and Jacob Higgins; four great grandchildren; three brothers, Robert L. (Penny) McGarvey, Ronald V. (Stephanie) McGarvey,  and Russell D. (Lola Freer) McGarvey all of Port Allegany; a sister, Rhonda F. (Mark) Hepfer of Gifford, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Denise L. McGarvey, and a son-in-law, Dana Bachman.    
    Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with Rev. Michael Culver, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.
     A military service will be held immediately following the funeral service at the funeral home, by the Port Allegany Honor Guard.
    Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
  
Condolences can be made to:  Sandra McGarvey
                                                        4893 Route 155
                                                        Port Allegany, PA 16743

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