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Richard "Dick" Clark Palmer, 83, of Butler, formerly of Largo, Fla., passed away on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, while under the care of the Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at Cabot.
Born March 18, 1934, in New Castle, he was the son of the late Arthur J. and Florence Clark Palmer.
Dick worked at ARMCO Steel for 34 years. He belonged to the Butler Quarterback Club and was President of the Sugar Creek Community Club in Largo, Fla. A gracious man, Dick donated a lot of his time in Florida. He was well known for building and installing string light Christmas trees. He was also an avid golfer and bowler. He will be dearly missed.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 63 years, Mary White Palmer; his children, Susan (Greg) Mason of Butler, Nancy (James) Young of Largo, Fla., Stephen Palmer of Butler and Gerald (Kristen) Palmer of Cranberry Township; his grandchildren, Tammy and Keith Lehman, Abigail Mason, James Young, Alex Carson, Shelby and Ken Ellguth, Jennifer Young and Nicholas Carson; and his great-grandchildren, Emma Lehman, Audrey Lehman and Olivia Ellguth.
In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
A memorial service will be held at noon Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at the North Street Christian Church, 226 W. North St., Butler, Pa. 16001.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Hospice at Concordia, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, Pa. 16023.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Boylan Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Connoquenessing Township, 856 Evans City Road, Renfrew, Pa. 16053.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.boylanfuneralservices.com.
Published on August 27, 2017
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