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Richard L. “Rick” Garreth, 76

February 04, 2024

Richard L. “Rick” Garreth, 76, of Ephrata, passed away February 4, 2024. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Ross W. and Regina “Jean” Garreth.

He attended St. Anne’s parochial school in Lancaster and graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School. He was an avid Star Trek and sci fi fan and found great joy in his independence. After his father’s passing, he took responsibility of caring for his mother and sister, Kathleen.

Rick is survived by his niece, Jennifer, wife of Thomas Weise, of Lititz, and a grand nephew, Ross Weise. He was preceded in passing by his sisters, Karen Sensenig and Kathleen “Kathy” Garreth.

Services will be private with interment taking place at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, or ARC of Lancaster.

Through the Gift of Life program, Richard was able to help others.

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February 17, 2024

I was saddened to read of Rick’s passing the other day. He was my fellow worker at Science Press for over 25 years. Truly he was a great worker, a good friend, and an all-around good guy. (I will never forget the red-beet eggs that he always made for our parties. They were so good!) Please accept my most sincere condolences upon the loss of your beloved family member. May I share with you all some words of comfort that have been expecially meaningful to me at time of loss like this?
GOD in love has promised grace for every trial, strength for every sorrow, help for every mile, and may GOD in sympathy and unfailing love impart help for each tomorrow and new courage to your heart.
“Cast your burdens upon the LORD, and GOD shall sustain you; the LORD shall never allow the righteous to be moved.” (Psalm 55:22) … “Cast all your cares upon GOD, for the LORD GOD cares for you.”  (1st Peter 5:7)
Hebrews 13:20-21 … (NRSVUE) … “Now may the GOD of Peace, who brought back from the dead our LORD JESUS, the great Shepherd of the Sheep, by the Blood of the Eternal Covenant, make you complete in everything good so that you may do HIS Will, as HE works among us that which is pleasing in HIS Sight, through JESUS CHRIST, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”
Frederick (Fred & Judy) Holler

February 15, 2024

Our family is very large, Rick’s mother and my father were first cousins,  making Rick my third cousin
God bless you, and all family.
Tommy Hauck

February 14, 2024

I am so sorry for your loss! Rick was a wonderful man! We had so much fun working together at science press in the 80s! He will be sorely missed in this world. Terri Aungst

February 14, 2024

This world lost a special man. What a great friend and generous soul. Rest in devine peace. Linda Yost Meshey

February 12, 2024

May you Rest in Peace my Friend and sleep with the 😇. Such good memories. Gary Roda 

February 11, 2024

I have wonderful memories of the years Richard and I shared at St Anne’s and at Lancaster Catholic. May he rest in peace in the loving arms of his parents and sisters. 

February 10, 2024

I went to school with Richard. From St. Anne’s through Lancaster Catholic. I remember him as a kind soul. Rest In Peace Richard. Kitty Cuskey 

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