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Rick A. Steinhart Jr.
January 26, 1974 ~ August 7, 2023 (age 49) 49 Years Old
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Richard “Rick” A. Steinhart, 49, of Strong passed away Monday August 7th at Geisinger Medical Center-Danville.
Born on January 26, 1974 in Shamokin he was the son of Darlene (Faust) Hill and Richard A. Steinhart Sr.
He attended high school in Shamokin, and he was of the Protestant faith.
He was the husband of Karen M. (Shoffler) Steinhart and loving father of Clarissa M. Steinhart and Brendyn L. Steinhart.
Rick had many passions in his life. He enjoyed bush rides, fishing, camping, shooting pool, and motorcycles. Those who had the pleasure of knowing Rick, know that his biggest passion in life was his children. He said often "all I've ever wanted in life is a family". Rick attended every football game, baseball game, softball game, and wrestling match that his children were a part of. His daughter, Clarissa, finds comfort in her dad's favorite softball story. Rick had picked up a large pepperoni pizza for the two of them after the game. They ate the pizza on the way to McDonald's for a bundle box. After picking up the bundle box, Rick had said "you know when we get home we have to eat your mom's dinner". They did just that, they went home and ate that dinner without letting on that they had already had two dinners on the way home. His son, Brendyn, had gone out on bush rides often with Rick. While out the "Third Patch", Rick and Brendyn had passed a group of college kids hanging out at the "Whaleback". Ahead of the two of them, Rick had noticed a stretch of large bumps on the ground. He looked at Brendyn and said "watch this". Rick hit the gas and went over the bumps so fast that the two of them were folded up against the ceiling of the vehicle. While the college kids stood there and stared at what they had just witnessed, Brendyn and Rick shared a laugh like no other.
Rick will be missed dearly by so many. He was often called "the mayor" because wherever he had gone, he was bound to know somebody. He had a sense of humor that brought laughter into every room he entered. He knew how to have a good time, and he had so much love to share. Rick was willing to help anybody who needed a hand.
Rick is preceded in death by; grandmother Iva Steinhart; father-in-law Norman Shoffler; brother-in-law Jim Weikel; best friend Walter "Haupty" Haupt; and various friends and family.
Surviving are; wife Karen M. Steinhart, Strong; father Richard A. Steinhart Sr. (Virginia), Coal Township; mother Darlene Hill (Steve), Marion Heights; daughter Clarissa Steinhart (Kiandra), Strong; son Brendyn Steinhart (Kyele), Strong; sister Nadine Steinhart-Weikel, Trevorton; sister Nicole Fagerstrom (David), Stonington; sister Taylor Steinhart (Ryan), Atlas; step siblings Jeff Leach, Douglas Miernicki, Stephen Hill (Kayla), and Maggie Vercruyssen; nephews Tyler Weikel, Jayce and Jeryn Fagerstrom, Chuck Henderson, and James Ortiz; niece Michelle Ortiz (Forrest); 2 sister-in-laws Diane Ortiz (Andy), Loretta Smith (Charlie); brother-in-law Richard Shoffler, mother-in-law Marie Shoffler and his four-legged friend, Diesel.
Services and interment will be private at the family’s request.
Rothermel-Heizenroth-Clark Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Elysburg & Mount Carmel has been entrusted with arrangements.