Richard A. Palmer, Hermitage, PA

John Flynn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

December 31, 2019

Richard A. Palmer, Hermitage, Pennsylvania-obit
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HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Richard “Slick” Palmer, 73, of Hermitage, died at 4:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at The Grove at New Wilmington, due to an extended illness.

He was born on August 2, 1946, in New Castle to Delores C. (Adsit) Sherhag and Howard A. “Archie” Palmer, both deceased.

He attended Mercer Area Schools and then graduated from Grove City College with a Bachelor’s in Accounting.

Richard, along with his brother, Bob, owned and operated the Palmer Brothers Beer Distributor in Mercer, then most recently Palmers Geneva Spirits in Cochranton. Richard also did accounting for several local businesses.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1972 and a member of the American Legion Post 467 of Wilcox and the VFW Post 6345 of Mercer.

Slick was an avid bowler, hunter and golfer.

He is survived by his wife, Karen L. (Crawford) Palmer, whom he married June 24, 2000; daughters, Stephanie Palmer and her fiancĂ©, Philip Bertelli, of Volant and Lindsey Bergmann of Blawnox; sister, M. Kathleen “Kathie” Harris and her husband, Tom, of Mercer; brother, Robert H. Palmer and his wife, Veronica, of Hermitage and his grandson, Jack S. Bergman.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project or ASPCA Animal Rescue and Protection.

At Richard’s request, there are no services.

Arrangements handled by the John Flynn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc..

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