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Richard John Pregler

Richard John Pregler, age 78, of Ripley, NY, passed away on April 15, 2018, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, PA.

Born in Erie on June 14, 1939, he was the son of the late John and Genevieve (Sczymski) Pregler.

Richard enjoyed horses, campfires, and outdoor cooking.  He loved the county life, laughing,  and spending time with family and friends. 

He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Post of Ripley, NY; 2 sons, Brian J. Pregler and his wife, Sabine of Wattsburg, and Sam Post and his wife Cindy of Ripley, NY;  4 daughters, Dawn York and her husband James of Wattsburg, PA, Monique Greenawalt of Wattsburg, PA, Marilyn Johnson and her husband Larry of Ripley, NY, and Elaine Craig of Cincinnati, OH, and 1 sister, Sylvia Barnes of Florida.  Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, Robby, Cody, Kristopher, Jacob, John, Traci, Tanya, David, Bobby, Sarah, Kyle, and Alan, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Dorothy Schwab and JoAnne Smith, and 1 daughter, Melissa (Missy) Pregler.

As per Richard's wishes, there will be no viewing or visitation.

A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Askins Cremation Funeral Services, 8354 Wattsburg Rd., Erie, PA 16509 is assisting the family with arrangements.