Obituary Notice: Ricky C. Loughhead

Obituary Notice: Ricky C. Loughhead (Provided photo)

Ricky C. Loughhead, 58, of Gearhartville died unexpectedly at home Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Born Feb. 27, 1960 in Philipsburg, he was a son of Norma (Mostyn) Loughhead, who survives of Philipsburg, and the late Clair F. Loughhead.

He was most recently employed at Lowe’s of Clearfield. He was previously employed as a service manager at the former Fred Diehl’s of Philipsburg and as a diesel mechanic at King Coal.

He was a member of the New Life Center, Philipsburg. He was a volunteer and former fire chief of the Chester Hill Hose Co. When he was younger, he was also an umpire for Little League in Osceola Mills.

He was an avid sports fan, especially of the Steelers and Pirates. He also loved to watch his grandchildren play soccer and enjoyed hunting and being outdoors.

On Feb. 21, 1981 in Juniata, he married Christine A. Grimminger, who survives at home.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Bridgett Loughhead of Clearfield and Megan Sawdey and her husband, Jeremy of Lancaster; three grandchildren, Hunter McKinney, Hayden McKinney and Calin Sawdey; a brother, Robert F. Loughhead and his wife, Covert of Mifflinburg; a sister, Lisa K. Russell and her husband, Tom of Blissfield, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by his father- and mother-in-law, Edward and Judy Grimminger of Altoona and his beloved yellow lab, “Lexi.”

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Jeff Loughhead.

A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Monday at the Dahlgren-Spewock Funeral Home Inc., Philipsburg, with Pastor John T. Dill officiating.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. Monday until the hour of service.

Donations to help offset expenses may be mailed to the Dahlgren-Spewock Funeral Home Inc., 228 N. Centre St., Philipsburg, PA 16866 or online at

Online condolences to the family may be made at

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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial: Marie Ann “Mae” Lesky

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