Garrett, 74, passed away from mesothelioma on
Friday, September 22, 2017 at VNA Inpatient
He was born
August 21, 1943 in New Castle, PA, the son of the
late Irene Garrett and Donald Garrett both of New
Dick was a
member at Community Alliance Church and was a
founding member of Westminster Presbyterian Church
graduation from Wilmington High School in 1961 and
many years of work on the family farm, Dick worked
at Butler Armco (now AK) Steel from 1966 to 2002 in
the Melt Shop and Continuous Caster where he was
known as Dutch. After his retirement and a short
break, he worked in the dairy section at the Butler
Walmart from its opening in Butler Commons until
November of 2016. His family, fishing and the Outer
Banks were his passions, as well as mission work
projects with the church.
survived by his wife of nearly 53 years, Jean
Garrett; three children, Bradley (Lisa) Garrett of
Laurel, MD, Jennifer (Steve) Goettler of Butler and
Mark (Connie) Garrett of Oakland, MI.; twelve
grandchildren: David Goettler, Kathryn Garrett,
Jessica (Anthony) Blumling, Matthew Goettler, Amanda
Amigh, Margaret Goettler, Luisa Garrett, Laura Beth
Goettler, Megan Goettler, Gideon Goettler, Anna
Goettler and Ella Goettler; two great grandchildren
Jackson Blumling and Ryker Blumling; one brother,
Charles (Norma) Garrett of New Wilmington and a
number of nieces and nephews.
to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
siblings, Jean Blake, Lawrence Garrett, Russell
Garrett and Carol Kimbler.
Service will be held on Monday, October 2 at 6:30 PM
at Community Alliance Church, 800 Mercer Road,
Butler, PA with Pastor Bob Thomas, officiating.
In lieu of
visitation, there will be a reception with the
family immediately following the service.
memorial donations may be made to Seneca Hills Bible
Conference, 276 Damascus Road, Polk, PA 16342.
arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson-Miller
Funeral Home, 124 East North Street, Butler, PA.