Eugene Irvin Ricker


Eugene Irvin Ricker, 85, of 900 Mountain Road, New Berlin since 1996, entered into rest at 6:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at his home.
He was born June 25, 1931, in Lock Haven, a son of the late Tesla C. and Eva K. (Irvin) Ricker. On Feb. 24, 1974, he married the former Karon C. Catherman who survives.

Eugene was a 1949 graduate of Lock Haven High School and a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology. He served in the Navy from March 12, 1951 until his honorable discharge March 7, 1955. Eugene was a radar operator on the transport ship "USS Fremont" in the Mediterranean Sea during the Korean War.
He was employed as a groundskeeper at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, for many years.
He was a member of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Berlin, and earlier in life a member of the Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewisburg.
Eugene enjoyed his dogs, collecting Indian arrowheads, hunting, fishing, and trapping.

In addition to his wife of 43 years, he is survived by one son, David E. Ricker, of Bloomsburg.
He was preceded in death by one sister in infancy.

Family and friends are welcome from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, followed by the funeral at 11, with the Rev. Gordon E. Smith officiating.
Burial will be in the New Berlin Cemetery with military honors by the Mifflinburg American Legion Post 410 and area veterans.

Memorial gifts in Eugene's memory may be made to the Pennsylvania S.P.C.A., 2801 Bloom Road, Danville, PA 17821.
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