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Richard "Rick" Dunbar

Richard “Rick” Dunbar, 59, of Meadville, passed away suddenly due to natural causes Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Meadville Medical Center.  Rick was born in Erie, PA, on April 18, 1958, a son of the late Charles Dunbar and Shirley (Smith) Dunbar of Girard.  Rick was born and raised in Erie, moved to California, then back to Meadville to be with family and semi-retire.  He enjoyed being with his grandchildren, hunting and fishing, Steelers football, building things, and being with his family.  In addition to his father, Rick was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Philip Hardgrave, and his first wife, Lorraine Jordan. In addition to his mother, Rick is survived by his wife, Denise Hardgrave-Dunbar of Meadville,PA, three sons, Richard William Dunbar and his wife, Brittany, of Hemet, CA, Christopher Ryan Hamel and his wife, Tamara Hamel, of Surprise, AZ, and Charles Lee Dunbar of Meadville, PA, three daughters, Nicole Marie Dunbar of California, Cassandra Lynn Dunbar and her fiancé, John Rutledge, of Girard, PA, and Kayla Lynn McCracken of Meadville, PA, three grandchildren, Brayden Ryan Rutledge, Aubrie Nicole Hamel, and Everly Lee Rutledge, a brother, Byron Dunbar and his wife, Candy, of Lake City, PA, three sisters, Sheryl Merritt and her husband, Robert, of Springboro, PA,  Donna Stratton and her husband, David, of Harborcreek, PA, and Michelle Triplett and her husband, Jim, of Erie, PA, and his mother-in-law, Linda Ward. Calling hours will be held at the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, on Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Burial will be private by the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family.  To send flowers, light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit

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