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Gayle A. Bricker, Jr.

Born: Thu., Feb. 14, 1924
Died: Fri., Dec. 18, 2020


At the family's request there will be no public visitation and burial will be private


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Gayle A. Bricker, Jr. 96 of Sarver passed away peacefully on December 18, 2020 at Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot. Gayle was born in Sarver on February 14, 1924 to the late Margaret R. (Hughes) and Gayle A. Bricker, Sr. He was the widower of Betty Viola (Durst) Bricker who passed in 2001. Gayle was a 1942 graduate of Winfield High School. After graduation he took a job at Allegheny Ludlum steel in Brackenridge. Shortly after his employment, Gayle enlisted in the US Army. He was a radioman and saw action in Normandy, Belgium, and the Philippines. His unit was preparing for the invasion of mainland Japan before the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After his honorable discharge from the Army, Gayle came home to Sarver and continued his employment at A&L Steel. He was an electronic repair supervisor at the mill for 40 years, retiring in 1982. The mill immediately hired Gayle back as an independent contractor to teach electrical mechanical repair for another 10 years. When he finally retired from the Mill for good, he took a position as a consultant at the Armstrong Cement Plant in West Winfield for 5 years. Gayle was a longtime member of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church in Buffalo Twp. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, golf, and the Steelers. Gayle was an amazing mechanical craftsman, building his own tractors and small devices. Gayle is survived by his 2 sons, Howard B. (Karen) Bricker of Buffalo Twp.; Dr. Samuel Bricker of Chambersburg. 2 daughters, Gaylene B. (Robert) Parks of North Canton, OH.; Sally Anne Bricker of Glenshaw, 7 grand and 12 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his 3 neices, Deborah (Jim) Frantz of South Buffalo Twp., Cynthia Bricker of Natrona Heights and Laurel (Chuck) Smith of Worthington. In addition to his parents and his wife he is preceded in death by his daughter in law, Aileen Bricker, brothers, Donald (Joan) Bricker & Cecil Bricker, sister, Dorothy Campbell. At the family’s request there will be no public visitation and Mr. Bricker will be laid to rest along side his wife at the Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Sarver. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to the; Macular Degeneration Research Program, BrightFocus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg, MD 20871.

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Donna(Reamer)Christie
   Posted Mon December 21, 2020
My thoughts and prayers to Sam and all the Bricker family.

Deborah Smith
   Posted Mon December 21, 2020
Deepest sympathies to all family an friends!! Miss you my longtime friend Gayle Parks!!

Carol Sue Riemer Hartzell
   Posted Mon December 21, 2020
Gaylene - So sorry to learn of the loss of your father. You are fortunate to have had him for so long. Many of our high school classmates have expressed sympathy to you. Hoping you have access to Facebook - Class of '67 - will show you who has made a comment on your father's passing.

Sue Riemer Hartzell

Sallie Lucchino
   Posted Tue December 22, 2020
Sending my deepest sympathy to all the Bricker family. Although many years have passed, I still have fond memories of visits with my parents. You are so blessed Gayle lived a long life leaving you with many memories to cherish. May he rest now in God's loving arms.
With Love, Sallie Thompson Lucchino

Amy Gaiser Warner
   Posted Sun December 27, 2020
Our Sympathies and thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. We enjoyed spending time with Gayle and listening to his stories. He was an amazing man, so interesting and smart. He will be missed on Moorehead Rd.
Amy Warner and Jim Rodgers.

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