Richard A. Burnside, 69, of Volant, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Allegheny General Hospital following a brief illness.
Born August 26, 1950, Richard was the son of the late Donald and Gertrude Sankey.
Richard drove truck for several different local trucking companies. He also worked installing garage doors and worked for Puryear Excavating.
Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, riding his 4-wheeler, drag racing and loved to spend time with his grandsons.
Richard is survived by his wife Christine, two daughters Dawn Addison and her husband James of Volant and Shawn Swartz and her husband Micah of Mercer; three grandsons Devan Burnside, Kyler Orr and Samuel Swartz; a sister Debbie Burnside and a brother Paul Sankey.
Along with his parents Richard was preceded in death by his brothers Don Sankey and James Sankey.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 PM on Monday, December 9, 2019 at the Jamison-McKinley Funeral Home, 117 North Main Street, Harrisville. A memorial service will be held at 6 PM on Monday in the funeral home with Pastor Todd M. Davis of the White Chapel United Methodist Church officiating,
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations are made toward diabetic research.
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