Richard E. Fye, Jr.

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Richard E. Fye, Jr.

June 08, 1955 - February 20, 2019

Richard E. Fye, Jr. 63, of Nanty Glo, went to be with the Lord on February 20 after a brave fight with pancreatic cancer. He was born June 8, 1955, in Colver. He was preceded in death by his mother Yvonne & sister Deanna (Dede) Hobba. He will be greatly missed by his father Richard E. Fye, Sr.; children Chrissy (Lance) Harshbarger and Sara (Terick) Baxter; grandchildren Layla & Eva Harshbarger and Mya Baxter; sisters Sherry (Jay) Mardis, Maggie (Bob) Johnson; Caralyn "Becky" Keen; brother-in-law Bob Hobba; nieces and nephews; and special friend Mary Ann Litzinger. Rich - or Rick, to many friends - was known for his hard work, musical talent, and love of Penguins hockey. A good day involved dirt under his nails & motor oil on his hands. A farrier for 44 years, Rich cared for friends' horses, crafted horseshoe art, served on the Cambria Co. Livestock Committee and as a Blacklick Valley 4-H leader, and showed award-winning rabbits at the county fair. He was deeply involved with Blacklick Valley High School as a long-time member of the school board (for which he received a Distinguished Service Award) and as a volunteer musician with the drama club. Rich had a passion for gospel & Christian music, including praising God through the gift of guitar, singing in Guiding Star with friend Linda Smeed, and entertaining as DJ Iron Man. Most of all, he loved Jesus, his daughters, and his granddaughters. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes, Inc., Nanty Glo. Funeral service will be held at Laurel Mt. Bible Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Pastor Geno Bartoletti, officiating. Donations in Rich's memory may be made to Windber Hospice, whom the family would like to thank for their exceptional care.
Published on February 20, 2019
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Judy Kowalski
Feb 22, 2019
Now the hard part begins, missing him for the rest of our lives . I loved him too!
Keith and Sandra Rose
Feb 22, 2019
You, will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with family and friends.
Keith and Sandra Rose
Tammy and Ray Lanzendorfer
Feb 22, 2019
May God give you peace in your time of sorrow! bless you all
John Snyder
Feb 21, 2019
May the whole family experience God's comfort and hope.
James Laverick
Feb 21, 2019
So sorry to hear of a classmate passing away too soon. My prayers go out to your family at this time. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Ronald Fetzer
Feb 21, 2019
You will be missed old friend. God speed. RIP.
Rose Herring (Farabaugh)
Feb 20, 2019
He was a very sweet man I remember him from when he shoes my sisters horse and a lot others always friendly and always smiling he will be missed
Rhondabeth
Feb 20, 2019
Rich will be greatly missed on the praise team at FBC. I loved sitting next to him and his guitar while he was praising and loving the LORD.
Tim and Sharon Bassett
Feb 20, 2019
Our deepest sympathy Chrissy and Sara. Your dad was a great man. We really enjoyed the time we spent with him through our 4H years. He was always there when we needed advice about our rabbits. He will be sadly missed. RIP Buddy
Ed, Sharon, Richie & Emily Campbell
Feb 20, 2019
"As Angels watch over you, know that Rich
is one of them"

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless