Richard L. Ganoe, 73, of Iron Bridge Road, Sigel, departed this life Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008.
Born June 28, 1935, in Clarion, he was a son of the late William E. and Cecelia V. Aaron Ganoe.
He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1958.
Mr. Ganoe started working at Ford Motor Co. in Ohio and then co-owned and operated the Tavern in Clarion for 33 years. He then retired and was employed part-time at Kraus Sorce of Shippenville, where he enjoyed working with his co-workers for more than 15 years.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church of Clarion.
He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus of Clarion.
He enjoyed traveling to Florida with his wife, working with the guys at Kraus Sorce, working on his farm, camping, and spending time with family and friends.
He was married July 10, 1964, to the former Donna Fike, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Brian Ganoe and his wife, Roberta, of Hazen; two daughters, Jill Masters and her husband, Curt, of Strattanville, and Teresa Selker and her husband, Steve, of Shippenville.
Survivors also include seven grandchildren, Mackenzie Ganoe, Bailey Ganoe, Brooke Ganoe, Regan Ganoe, Zachary Selker, Kristin Selker and Jacob Selker.
Also surviving are four sisters, Mary Louise Beichner of Oil City, Dorothy J. Beichner of New Castle, Clara Marie Leicht of Kentucky and Kathleen Thompson of Clarion; and four brothers, Robert J, Ganoe of Clarion, Bernard Ganoe of Clarion, Edgar T. Ganoe of Shippenville and Raymond Ganoe of Coco Beach, Fla.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, David J. Ganoe in 1994, Leo C. Ganoe in 2005 and William E. Ganoe in 2008.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Robert V. Burns Funeral Home in Clarion.
Christian wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Immaculate Conception Church of Clarion with the Rev. Monty Sayers, pastor, presiding.
Entombment will be in the Immaculate Conception Mausoleum.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease by visiting the following Web site, http:\\simmonscenterild.upmc.com\donations.html, or to the Immaculate Conception Church or school in Clarion.