Richard A. Vargas, “Hoss”, age 57, of Ridgway, PA passed away unexpectedly, on August 13, 2023 at Penn Highlands Elk Hospital.
Rick was born on May 5, 1966 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of Thomas E. and Francis J. (Yakulis) Vargas. They survive and live in DuBois, PA.
Rick was a 1984 graduate of DuBois Area High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Science at the Pennsylvania State University in 1989. Rick was the proud and sole proprietor of Cennis Beer Distributor, LLC in Ridgway, PA.
Rick was a member of St. Leo Roman Catholic Church in Ridgway and he was also a member of various social and service clubs including but not limited to the Island Run Sportsman’s Club, the Elks, the Moose, and the Johnsonburg Central Hose Company. He also volunteered at the Island Run Fish Hatchery, stocking fish and he helped with the school play, Peter Pan.
On July 22, 2005, Rick married Heather A. McMahon. Rick and Heather went on to have three children. He was a devoted father to Emma, Ella, and Thomas. Rick was passionate about hunting and fishing with his son and father. He was Thomas’s best friend. They hunted and fished together from dawn until dark every chance they got. He also enjoyed watching his children in their various sports and activities.
Along with his parents and children, Rick is survived by his siblings, Annette Vargas of DuBois, Amy McCullough and her husband Delbert of Penfield, PA and Rebecca Vargas of DuBois, PA, two nephews: Markus and Matthew and two nieces Alicia and Courtney.
Rick was predeceased by his brother Randall Vargas in December 2022 and the family dog, “Buddy”.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2023 from 5- 8 p.m. at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 18, 2023 at 10 a.m. from St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant.
Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Island Run Fish Hatchery in c/o of Tom “Tank” Kilhoffer at PO Box 341, Ridgway, PA 15853 or to the Ridgway Elker Endowment c/o Elk County Community Foundation, PO Box 934, St. Mary’s PA 15857 .
Online condolences can be sent to www.baronickfuneralhome.com