Though named Patrick at birth, when his grandfather first saw him he exclaimed he looked more like a Rick; something about his bright red hair. The name stuck. But his friends never really bought in: they called him Critter, due mostly to his time spent hunting and fishing in the creek behind their family home. He was a natural talent at woodworking, crafting his sisters jewelry boxes with hidden drawers. But his talents really shown in home remodeling: when he sheet rocked, tiled, and roofed he put Bob Vila to shame.
Rick is survived by a sister, Colleen and brothers, Casey (Donna ), and William (Jen) and was Uncle Richie to Brennen Clouser and Rachel Monahon who always got special attention.
Come celebrate 53 great years Saturday 11 a.m. at Lake Park Cemetery with a graveside service.