Charles F. Rickard Sr., 51

January 02, 2011
  • Charles F. Rickard Sr.
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FEB. 12, 1959-DEC. 31, 2010

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Mr. Charles F. Rickard Sr., 51, of 27 S. Grant St., Waynesboro, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Feb. 12, 1959, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Clayton Edward Rickard Sr. and Pauline Elizabeth (Zepp) Rickard.

Mr. Rickard attended Clear Spring and Williamsport, Md., schools.

He and his wife, Jean M. (Harbaugh) Rickard, were married May 5, 1978, in Waynesboro. They lived at their current residence for the past 25 years.

Mr. Rickard was employed by Tri-Fab, Frick Co. and most recently, D.L. George and Sons, Waynesboro, where he worked as a metal fabricator for the last 21 years. During his career, Mr. Rickard designed and built the Charles A. “Rip” Engle memorial arch at the sports complex in Waynesboro.


He was a member of Owls Club, Waynesboro, Eagles Club Inc., Waynesboro, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1191, Waynesboro, and Sons of American Legion Post 15, Waynesboro.

He enjoyed attending Jamboree in the Hills in Ohio, playing pool as a member of local pool leagues and was a member of Mason Dixon Dart League.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Stacey Dickinson and her husband, Merritt, of Jacksonville, N.C., Michelle Poper and her husband, Gary, of Waynesboro, and Lindsey Rickard and her fiance, Daniel Morgan, of Waynesboro; a son, Charles F. Rickard Jr. and his wife, Mari, Waynesboro; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Mumma Cook and her husband, Stanley, Pond Bank, Pa., and Patricia Beachley of Five Forks, Pa.; three brothers, Clayton E. Rickard Jr. of Utah, Joseph Rickard of Hagerstown and Michael Rickard of Mercersburg, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Rouzer Dome, at Blondie’s in Rouzerville.

Arrangements are being handled by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

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