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Alvin L. Garmer

September 13, 1933 ~ October 27, 2018 (age 85)
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Alvin L. “Al” Garmer, 85, of Frazier Township passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born on Wednesday, September 13, 1933 in Saxonburg, PA to the late Arthur and Ruth Felsing Garmer.

Al graduated from East Deer-Frazier High School in 1951.  He served in the Army.  He worked at Equitable Gas Company as a Corrosion Expert retiring in 1996 after 38 years.  Al attended the Springdale Open Bible Church and was a member of the Outdoor Life Lodge, Fawn Township, and the Natrona Heights VFW. Al was a gentleman’s farmer – he enjoyed cutting grass, making homemade ice cream and apple cider, tractor rides, and antique tractors; he loved garage and estate sales, his Stanley tools, square dancing - where he met his wife, and doing dove releases for special occasions.   

Al is survived by his wife of 5 years: Bertha A. Ricketts Garmer; his children: Jeff (Colette) Garmer of Tarentum, PA, Alan Garmer of New Bethlehem, PA and Daniel L. (Nadine) Wise of Worthington, PA; 4 grandchildren: Cameron, Elaine, Kelly and Delaney Garmer; and his siblings: Arthur (Shirley) Garmer of Springdale, PA and Theda (Loyal) Fredley of West Deer Township, PA.

Family and friends are invited from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Tuesday, October 30, 2018 to the ROBERT PETERS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1521 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA  15065 (724-224-7730) where services will follow at 5:00 PM with the Reverends Rick and Cindy Fiore, officiating. Burial will be private. Military honors will be accorded by the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard. The Natrona Heights VFW will hold services at 3 pm in the funeral home. For online condolences and more information please visit us at

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