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Richard D. "Dick" Traver

December 22, 1932 ~ March 16, 2019 (age 86)

Richard D. "Dick" Traver, 86, died early Saturday morning, March 16th, 2019, at the Gardens at Orangeville, where he had been a resident since January.

Born December 22, 1932 in Noxen, Wyoming County, he was a son of the late Richard and Arlene (Crispell) Traver.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Alvaretta B. (Boop) Traver in 1979.

He was a graduate of Noxen High School and had worked as a truck driver for Suburban Propane (formerly known as ParGas), retiring in 1995.  He had previously been employed by Bloomsburg Silk Mills.

Mr. Traver faithfully served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

An avid outdoorsman, he especially enjoyed hunting and was a life member of the N. R. A.  He also enjoyed bowling and was well known for his love of mowing grass and tending to his flower beds.

Surviving are his children:  Carol Traver, of Danville; Beverly Edkin and her husband, James, of Danville; Mildred Moore and her husband, Harold, of Jerseytown; Janice Traver Remetz, of Beaumont, PA; Richard Traver and his wife, Christine, of Tunkhannock; Gary Traver and his wife, Millie, of Berwick; Michael T. Swisher and his wife, Sandra, of Bloomsburg and Michele Owens, of Bloomsburg.  Also surviving are 24 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; his siblings:  Eunice, Cecil, and Robert Traver, and his companion of 40 years, Janet I. Swisher.

Along with his parents and his wife, Alvaretta, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Edkin, a sister, Alice, and by his first wife, Mildred (Freeman) Traver.

Private Services will be held at the convenience of the Family at the McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., 4394 Red Rock Road, Benton, (S. R. 487) with Pastor Mike Delp, Hospice Chaplain, officiating.  A combined Veterans Group will also conduct Military Honors.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to a Veterans organization of the donor's choice.  For online condolences or for additional information, please visit our website:

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