Howard A. Gaurrich, Sr, age 77, of Prospect, passed away Saturday morning, October 19, 2019, with his family by his side, following an illness.
Born June 7, 1942 in Russellton, Allegheny County, he was the son of the late Charles and Ivy Stewart Gaurrich.
He began working as a young boy with his father delivering bread on a local route in Russellton. He worked at Glenshaw Glass and Splashmat prior to starting his career as a mechanic. He was an auto mechanic for over 47 years working first for the former Texaco Station on rt 8 South, and then became the owner operator of Howard’s Auto Care, located in Evans City and still ran today by his son Howard Gaurrich, Jr.
He enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family.
Howard is survived by his children: Howard (Vicki) Gaurrich, Jr., Gayle (Thomas) Blackwood, Michael (Tammy) Gaurrich; his grandchildren: Senya, Gary (Kyley), Melissa (Andy), Thomas, Jessica (Greg), Michael, Daniel (Shelby), Nathan, Stephanie, Rachael, and Rebecca; his great grandchildren: Acelynn, Ryan, Euphemia, Ramon, Morgan, Kaleb, Sara Lynn, Emma, Ryker, Jacob, Junabee, and Karson.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife Sharon Stiteler Gaurrich, who he married October 8, 1960 and who passed away January 24, 2013; and his son Robert “Bobby” Gaurrich who died January 11, 2013.
Visitation will be on Monday, October 21, 2019, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Edward L. Raisley Funeral Home, 387 Main Street, Prospect. The family will also receive friends on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, from 10am until time of service at 11am, in the funeral home, with Rev. Dominick Scarpino, Pastor of Scenic Hill Baptist Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Greenlawn Burial Estates, Butler.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 516, Prospect, PA 16052.
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