Richard A. Creary

Richard A. Creary

June 4, 1945 – May 11, 2019

USAF Retired Tech Sgt Richard A. Creary took his final flight at 15:25, May 11, 2019 over that rainbow bridge to be reunited with his beloved dog Ozzie.

Graveside services were held May 22 at Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof. Memorial services were held May 21 at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care conducted by local V.F.W.

Richard was born on June 4, 1945 in Fort Collins, Colorado. The first child of Anna Tillman and Wallace Creary. Youthful adventures and experiences were shared with his brothers, Howard and Leo. In the early 1960s, the family moved north to Alaska, settling in Soldotna on Echo Lake Road.

Those left to mourn the loss of this great warrior are his wife Scharlott; kids Jason and Kari, Amber and Gene, Jolene and Mike, and Ruben and Natalie; grandkids Joey, Mathew, Billy, Desiree, Kyle, Hailey, Keegen, William, Ezekiel, and a new granddaughter expected to join the family this summer; brothers Howard and Leo, as well as Leo’s wife Judy and their boys, Brian and Darin; his other faithful service animal Whootie; and his many other friends.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family are asked to extend the gratitude of monetary gifts to offset the cost of laying Richard to rest.