Richard Arland "Artie" Sarver

Richard Arland “Artie” Sarver, 74, of Ellport, passed to eternal life on Friday evening, July 29, 2011 at HealthSouth Hospital in Monroeville.

He was born in Ellwood City on July 3, 1937 to the late Earl R. and Erma E. Mercer Sarver. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School in the class of 1957. He graduated from New Castle Business College and took twelve years with the American Institute of Banking. He was a member of Savannah United Methodist Church in New Castle where he served on various committees and also held many positions while a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ellwood.

He started working at Lawrence Savings and Trust in February of 1960 and was branch manager at First Seneca Bank in Wampum and Rochester. He also worked in sales at Clem’s Trailer Sales, Duncan’s Kitchen in Wampum, and Trader Horn in Ellwood City. He also did income taxes for many years. He enjoyed crafts, especially woodworking, gardening, and coin collecting. He spent many hours listening to tapes of his favorite hymns during the years when he was not feeling well.

He was a past member of the Ellwood City Jaycees, had been the director of the Soap Box Derby, past president of the Wampum Rotary, treasurer of the Lawrence Valley Kiwanis Club, member of the American Banking Association, and was employee of the year while working at Trader Horn. He was a past master of Ellwood Lodge #599 F.&A.M.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and a sister, Raymond Sarver and Esther Vandenburg, as well as a dear grandchild, Richard (Ricky) Lyons in 1991.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carolyn Miller Sarver, and his girls that he loved dearly: Kathleen (and Mark) Frickanish of Cranberry Township, and Penny Sarver and Melinda (and David) Cappello, all of Ellwood City. His is also survived by his grandchildren who were the light of his world and always brought a smile to his face: Kayla and Jacob Frickanish, Emily Sarver, and Gretta and Carson Cappello, as well as two great grandchildren, Porscia and Bentley Frickanish. He is already missed by them. He is also survived by his brother, Dale (and Gail) Sarver of California.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. on Monday, August 8, 2011 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Friends may also call from 12 noon until the time of service at 1 P.M. on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at TURNER’S with Rev. Laura Skiba, his pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery, North Sewickley Township.

Members of F.&A.M. #599 are asked to meet at the funeral home at 6:45 P.M. on Monday to conduct a Masonic Funeral Service at 7 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in Richard’s name, to the VFW, the U.S. Olympics, or the donor’s favorite charity.

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