Paul O. “Tippy” Rarick, 89, of Lake Hauto, died Tuesday morning, June 18, 2019, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Ann A. (Washington) Rarick. At the age of 17, Paul established and operated a coal business for over 65 years. His son, Tyrone B. and grandson, Tyrone Coal continued the business now known as Rarick’s Coal, Fuel Oil and Propane, Inc. He was also the past owner and president of Raricano Home Inc., R and Y Auto Sales and Spring Dell Drive In. Born in Tamaqua, he was the son of the late Edward H. and Catherine (Gilfert) Rarick. He was a member of St. John UCC, Tamaqua. Paul enjoyed outdoor recreation, going to picnics, parks, going on educational and historical trips and vacations. He was very proud of his children, grandchildren and their accomplishments. Surviving are two sons, Paul II of Lake Hauto and Tyrone, and his wife, Janet, of Hometown; a daughter Lee, and her companion Steve Iannone, of Dushore, Patsy A., wife of Larry Shoudt, of Easton, and Paulette Roberts, of Pottsville; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, his companion, Doris Brobst, of Barnesville; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Edward B., a daughter, Kathryn N., four brothers, Howard, Ernest, Phaeon and Gordon, a sister, Lillian, and his first wife Louise Diefenderfer. Services were held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, with the Rev. Cindy White officiating. Interment was in Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown. Contributions may be made to American Legion Post 173, 206 W. Broad St., East End Fire Co., 553 E. Broad St., or the Citizen’s Fire Co., 99 W. Rowe St., all of Tamaqua, PA 18252. Online condolences may be made at www.hartmanfuneralhomeinc.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, Rte. 309, New Ringgold.
American Legion Post 173
206 West Broad Street, Tamaqua PA 18252
East End Fire Company
553 East Broad Street, Tamaqua PA 18252
Citizen's Fire Company
99 West Rowe Street, Tamaqua PA 18252