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Wednesday December 13th, 2017
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Wednesday December 13th, 2017

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Richard George Wargo

Wargo – Richard George, 79, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord on December 9, 2017 at Arbutus Park Manor. Born on January 2, 1938 in Windber, PA, son of John S. and Marian (Comerer) Wargo. Preceded in death by parents; half-brothers, John Wargo Jr. and John “Buddy” Comerer. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Nancy (Hynicka) Wargo; siblings, Mary Margaret Wargo and Larry Wargo both of Lansdowne, PA and several nieces and nephews. George was a 1956 graduate of Windber High School. He spent 6 months active duty and 6 years in the US Army Reserves. George retired from R.T. French Company after 32 years of service as a sales representative. He was a member of Menoher Post #155 V.F.W. and Richland American Legion Post #849. George was also a golfing member of the Windber Country Club for 22 years. He enjoyed golfing and watching football. George and his wife, Nancy lived at Arbutus Park Manor for 13 years, where he was affectionately known as the “Dog Walker”. He was also appointed Ambassador at Arbutus at Parker Ridge. George loved life and was a people person who will be missed by all. Friends will be received from 2 p.m. until time of service at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, with the Rev. John D. Hollis officiating. Military rites will be conducted at the funeral home by Menoher Post #155 VFW Ritual Team. Private entombment will be at Richland Mausoleum. The family suggests contributions be directed to Arbutus Park Manor, 207 Ottawa St, Johnstown, PA 15904, in memory of Richard George Wargo. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Richard Wargo

Linda Gacka Dec 13 2017 12:00 AM

No words can express the heartache felt in knowing one of the dearest and love for life friends I hold close to my heart has left us. Only knowing that he will no longer have to endure any pain gives some comfort. I will miss everything about this special man along with all who had the luxury of knowing him. RIP dear friend!

Linda Dec 13 2017 12:00 AM

Nancy so sorry to hear about George's passing. I am going to miss him. He was such a nice man. May God bless you and keep you safe.
Jim Cannon.

Jim Cannon Dec 13 2017 12:00 AM

We will miss his friendly smile and wonderful humor here at the Arcadia. George was always in attendance; he rarely missed a show. We will miss seeing him in his favorite seat. Our thoughts and prayers to his family.

Patty Kiniry and Everyone from the Arcadia Theater Dec 12 2017 12:00 AM


So sorry to hear of George's passing. You guys were so much fun to be around during my childhood, and I have very fond memories. May God bless you during this difficult period.

Kim Spickler Neumar

Kim Spickler Neumar Dec 12 2017 12:00 AM

Those of US who are Classmates of George knew HIM also as Bugeye and it seems if you grew up in Windber, we ALL had Nicknames that stuck with us through our YEARS and after we passed from OUR RUN here on EARTH. Now Bugeye is with OUR CREATOR in HIS LOVING ARMS. Bugeye YOU will be MISSED, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. Mike (ZIP) Zabrucky.

Michael G. Zabrucky Dec 11 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Wargo

Kristine Olsen Dec 10 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Wargo

James Cannon Dec 10 2017 12:00 AM