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Friday, January 15, 2010

Paul G. Richey, 40, of 183 Doerr Road, Sandycreek Township, PA

Paul G. Richey, 40, of 183 Doerr Road, Sandycreek Township, was killed in the line of duty late Wednesday morning, January 13, 2010.

Paul was born August 29, 1969 in Franklin to his loving parents Clinton (Sam) and Nancy Garmong Richey.

Paul was married August 6, 1994 to his devoted wife Carrie Cornell who survives. He was the proud father of two beautiful children Conner age 9 and Catherine age 6 who survive. He was actively involved with his children and helped with his son’s Cub Scout Troop and coached his little league team. He considered his wife and children his universe.

Paul graduated from Franklin High School in 1988 and from Edinboro University with a BS degree in Criminal Justice/History in 1993. He graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey on November 10, 1993 and was then assigned to Troop F in Milton. He transferred to Troop E in Corry on October 19, 1996, and then to the Franklin Station on May 17, 1997. He was a member of the Swanson Memorial Lodge #48 Fraternal Order of Police.

Paul was raised in the East Grove United Methodist Church. He was presently an active member of Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin where he helped teach Junior Church and was a member of the SPRIGS and Gateway Sunday School Classes.

Paul came from a very large close-knit extended family. He was a devoted husband, father, son and brother. He considered his father his best friend. A day did not pass that he did not call or visit his parents.

Paul is also survived by a loving sister, Melissa Richey Slack and her husband Van of Roseville, OH and their daughters Abigail and Hannah.

Paul was an avid sportsman and loved spending time hunting and fishing with his family. He cherished his family summer vacations to the beach, trips to Canada, and family picnics.

In addition to his parents, wife, children and sister he is survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rich and Candy Cornell of Seneca; his brothers-in-law, Don Cornell and Thomas Cornell and his fiancée, Erica Schratz, all of Oil City; Niece, Hailey Cornell of Oil City; and Nephews, Bryce Cornell, Hunter Cornell, and Deluca Schratz.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfathers Clint Richey and Floyd Findlay and paternal grandmother Irene Richey Findlay, maternal grandparents Paul Garmong and Olan Flickner and maternal grandmother Bonnie Garmong Flickner.

Friends and family may call from 2 to 9 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Gardinier Funeral Home Inc., 1315 Chestnut Street, Franklin.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, at the Franklin High School Auditorium, with Rev. David Janz, presiding.

Memorial Donations may be made to Christ United Methodist and/or East Grove United Methodist Building Fund.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Anonymous said...

Rest in peace Trooper. May God comfort his family!

Anonymous said...

To all our PSP THANK YOU.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your hard work. Rest in Peace.

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of this gentlemans' family. Pray for all our policeman and emergency service workers everyday. They never really know what they are getting into.

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace Mr. Richey, thank you for your years of service and protection.