Dale R. Barrick, 72, of Newville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
Dale is survived by his wife, Terry E. Barrick, whom he married on March 3, 1967. He was born on May 5, 1946, to the late Harold S. Barrick and Miriam Kelso Barrick.
Dale received a heart transplant (#106) on July 25, 1992, at the age of 46, which allowed him to live a full and active life. This gift of life gave 26 additional years to all that loved and knew him.
Dale was a wealth of knowledge and always had an answer for everything. He had a gift of striking up conversations with anyone and loved to talk about farming. He enjoyed many hunting trips, traveling with his wife, camping at tractor shows and spending winters at his home in Florida. He was an avid collector of tractors and antique farm equipment. He was a member of the NRA, Keystone Oliver Collectors of PA, Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association, Perry County Old Iron Collectors, and International Harvester Collectors Chapter 17.
Dale farmed for many years, was a well driller at Gayman Well Drilling for 21 years and drove a milk truck for Barrick & Stewart Milk Hauling for 47 years. He was also employed at the Camp Hill State Corrections Institute, and the Newville Borough Water and Sewer Authority. Dale owned and operated his own water treatment business for 52 years, and his customers became friends to him. Dale has been Township Supervisor and Road Master, as well as the Judge of Elections, for Lower Mifflin Township.
Dale had many titles, but his favorite was Dad or Pap. He was very proud of his children: Tracy Barrick (and wife, Lisa), Tonya Miller (and husband, Shane), Tina Jones (and husband, Albie), Todd Barrick (and wife, Shannon) and Tara Mainhart (and husband, Eric). He adored his grandchildren: Ashley Hosfelt, Madison and Makenzie Miller, Alyssa, Brandon and Bailey Jones, Trevor and Makayla Mainhart, and Cassidy, Sydney and David Barrick.
In addition to his mother, wife, children and grandchildren, Dale is survived by three sisters, Dawn Turner, Fae Schneider and Kandi Lenker.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers, Doris Heberlig, Susie Dallos, and Harold, Robert and Ronald Barrick.
A celebration of Dale’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at the Doubling Gap Church of God, 50 McCrea Road in Newville, followed by fellowship in the church social hall.