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Richard E. "Dick" Sawyer

January 7, 1953 ~ March 27, 2018 (age 65)

Richard E. Sawyer, Jr.       “beloved husband”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.----Richard E. “Dick” Sawyer, Jr., 65, of Shinglehouse, passed away with his loving wife by his side on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after a short illness.

Born on January 7, 1953 in Allentown, he was a son of Richard E. Sr. and Gladys Mengel Sawyer.  On August 24, 1985 in Hinsdale, N.Y., he married Twila M. Dunham, who survives.

Dick was a graduate of Brandywine High School in Topton.  He was employed at Caloric in Topton and was later employed by Potter Pak in Coudersport.

Dick was a member of Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church in Shinglehouse and a proud lifetime member of the NRA.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He loved to garden and he loved animals, especially his yellow lab, Jake.  He enjoyed woodworking and word search puzzles.

Surviving besides his wife are a sister, Patricia (Arlan) Christ; two brothers, Dennis (Sue) Sawyer and Thomas (Stacy) Sawyer; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Dick was predeceased by a sister, Linda Pauley; and a brother, Gary Sawyer.

Friends may call from 6pm to 8pm on Friday and from 9am to 11am on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, 392 Coons Crossing Road, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 11am with Pastor Thomas J. Isaacson, officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, 392 Coons Crossing Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Dick’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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