Richard L. “Dick” Zarr, Sr.
Richard L. “Dick” Zarr, Sr., 77, a resident of Solar Place, Milton since 2007, and formerly of Zarr Road, Turbotville passed away Friday, January 16, 2009 in the emergency room of Evangelical Hospital after being stricken at home.
Born July 13, 1931 in Dewart, he was the son of the late George R., Sr. and Mary (Moser) Zarr. He married the former Patricia L. Showers on June 4, 1967 and they have celebrated 41 years of marriage.
A truck driver, he retired from McCormick Lines in July 1997 and had previously driven for Watsontown Trucking and Associated Transport.
Following his retirement, he has been a driver for many local Amish and Mennonite families.
He was a veteran of the US Army, having served during the Korean War until 1954. He later re-enlisted and served in the US Navy until 1964.
He was a member of the Revival Tabernacle, West Milton for over 40 years where he loved singing church hymns.
Surviving besides his wife are a son and daughter-in-law, Richard L., Jr. and Linda Zarr of Milton; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela Jean and James Wetzel of Lewisburg; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Harold L. (Betty) Zarr, Marysville, Wash.; Randall Zarr, Montoursville; W. Gary and Debbie Zarr, Grampian; and five sisters: Anna R. Engelman, Lewisburg; Ella Mae Nicholas, Watsontown; Shirley M. Bittner, Lewisburg; Verissa E. (Donald) Smith, Turbotville; and Nancy M. Zarr, Muncy.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was a son, Richard L. Zarr, Jr. in 2002; and two brothers: George R. Zarr, Jr. (1972) and William F. Zarr (1946)
Friends are invited to call at Revival Tabernacle, 906 Old Route 15, West Milton on Wednesday from noon to 2 PM where the funeral will follow at 2:00 PM with the Rev. James R. Bond, his pastor and Rev. R. Keith Smith, his nephew, officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Turbotville Cemetery.
The family suggests contributions in his memory be made to Revival Tabernacle, PO Box 118, West Milton, PA 17886. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville.