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Donald "Don" "Bugsy" Franklin Detrick

January 29, 1951 — February 27, 2018

            Donald Franklin Detrick, age 67, a lifelong Camptown, PA resident passed away early Tuesday morning, February 27, 2018, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, with his loving family at his side.

 

          “Don” or “Bugsy” as he was commonly known by his family and friends, was born in Tunkhannock, PA, on January 29, 1951, a son of the late Franklin C. & Adele W. Uphoff Detrick. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School a member of the class of 1968. He married the former Patricia “Pat” Mulcahy on September 30, 1972, in the Monroeton United Methodist Church. They have since enjoyed 45 years of marriage.

 

Don went to work at the former Sylvania Manufacturing Facility in Towanda, which is now known as GTP, on April 17, 1969, and retired on January 28, 2011, as Maintenance Manager of the Chemicals and Powders Department.

 

          In his early years as a young father in the Camptown Community, he was active in coaching of the Camptown Little League and Camptown Flag Football. He was one of the founding members of the Camptown Little League.

 

          He was a member of the Camptown Cemetery Association and a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post #534, Wyalusing, PA.

          He enjoyed grass drag snowmobile racing with his son Jeff and was an accomplished snowmobiler. Over the years he accumulated many points’ championships. In 2003 Bugsy was voted PRO Mechanic of the Year by his fellow racers. He was an avid Wyalusing High School football and wrestling fan, and every year since 1983 he always looked forward to going to Wrestling States in Hershey, PA, with longtime friends Jack Vanderpool and the late Allan “Alley Cat” Vanderpool. A tradition that lasted almost 35 years. He so enjoyed spending time with family and friends – whether a cookout, special dinners, or simply an impromptu gathering at his home.

 

          Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. A great joy was being Poppy to his granddaughter Gracie. His contagious laugh and radiant smile will be missed by all who knew him.

 

Surviving:

Wife:

Pat                                                                                 at home

 

Son:

Jeff (Stacy) Detrick                                                      Camptown, PA

 

Daughter:

Megan Detrick                                                              Endicott, NY

 

Granddaughter:

Gracie Detrick                                                              Towanda, PA

 

Two Sisters:

Diane (Bruce) Fowler                                                  Towanda, PA

Donna (David) Maynard                                              Towanda, PA

 

Mother-in-law:

Dorothy Baker                                                              Camptown, PA

 

Three brothers-in-law:

Paul Mulcahy                                                                Towanda, PA

Michael (Beth) Mulcahy                                              Stevensville, PA

James Mulcahy                                                             Homets Ferry, PA

 

Two sisters-in-law:

Linda (Lynmar) Chaffee                                               LeRaysville, PA

Maureen Ferris                                                             Towanda, PA

         

He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

 

Besides his parents he was predeceased by his father-in-law Edward P. "Bud" Mulcahy Jr. on Sunday, September 14, 2008 and by his step father-in-law Donald Eugene Baker on Friday, August 6, 1999.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 12:00 noon at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA, with Lay Minister Vickie Ellis of the Beaver Meadows Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Camptown Cemetery.

 

Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening, March 2, 2018, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and again on Saturday morning, from 10:00 A.M. until the start of the service at noon.

 

          Memorial Contributions may be sent to the Wyalusing Youth Football & Cheerleading, PO Box 385, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or the Wyalusing Elementary Wrestling Club, PO Box 642, Wyalusing, PA 18853 In Loving Memory of Donald F. Detrick.

 

          To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com

 

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