Richard Gage

Richard T. Gage, 81, of Russell, Pa., died Friday, May 2, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home, Erie, Pa.

He was born Feb. 13, 1933, in Russell, Pa., to the late Walter S. and Agnes Lewis Gage.

Richard was a lifelong resident of Russell and Akeley, Pa. He had served in the U.S. Air Force as a sergeant, serving from Feb. 4, 1953, to Feb. 3, 1957. He had owned and operated the former Akeley Garage for 35 years. He enjoyed hunting and especially his horses.

He is survived by his four children: Debra Gage O’Connor and husband, James of Corry, Pa., Robin Walker and husband, Larry of North Carolina, R. Michael Gage and wife, Connie of Russell, Pa., and Daniel Gage and wife, Toni of Frewsburg, N.Y.; one sis-ter, Dorothy Knapp and husband, Tom of Sugar Grove, Pa.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters: Terrie Chew and Michelle Renee Gage; and a brother, Lewis H. Gage.

A graveside service will be conducted at Pine Grove Cemetery at a date and time to be announced. Full military honors will be bestowed by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield Veterans of Foreign Wars and the U.S. Air Force.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made through The Alzheimer’s Association or the Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365.

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The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with funeral ar-rangements.