George Burroughs "Bart" Garlick III

Born: Mon., Aug. 21, 1961
Died: Wed., May 16, 2012

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George Burroughs ('Bart') Garlick III died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in a motor vehicle accident. Born in Philadelphia on August 24, 1961, he was the eldest of three sons of Elizabeth Talley and George B. Garlick, Jr. Bart graduated from Lock Haven High School, attended the University of Colorado and graduated from Lock Haven University in Parks and Recreation. On July 11, 1998, he married Maria Pellegrino in Lock Haven, and they had two sons.In the summers, he could be found swimming and waterskiing on the Susquehanna River in Lock Haven. Excelling in this sport, he built a career coaching swimming at the college level at Lock Haven University, Penn State University, University of Colorado and Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky. He received an award from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for top placement on the College Swim Coaches Association of America's All-America Team List. He was currently employed by Q.C. Energy Resources.He was an excellent all-round athlete, competing in numerous triathlons, including an Ironman competition. Bart also enjoyed gardening and canning his famous peppers, as well as cooking for his family and friends.He often spent time in the woods of Central Pennsylvania fishing, hunting, biking and running.An accomplished guitarist and composer, he loved playing with friends wherever he lived. Art also played a large role in his life. Bart was interested in genealogy and history, sharing his research into his own family with his children. He was a board member of the Piper Aviation Museum, a member of the West Branch Valley Flood Association supporting upstream impoundments, and recently volunteered with a special project at Highland Cemetery. His stepfather, W.T. Piper, Jr, preceded him in death. His wife, Maria Pellegrino Garlick of Lock Haven, two sons, Nicholas Piper Garlick and Benjamin Francis Garlick at home, and brothers William Talley Piper Gairloch (Elena Ribble), and Drew Winner Piper, both of Bellefonte, survive him. His mother, Elizabeth Talley Piper of Lock Haven,and his father, George Burroughs Garlick Jr.of Cold Brook, New York also survives him, along with an aunt, True Talley Fisher of Bellefonte and cousins Brett Fisher (Aya Gruber) of Boulder, Colorado and Talley Fisher (Jeff Varcoe) of Bellefonte, and numerous other extended family members.Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life at the Piper Aviation Museum on Tuesday, May 22 at 11:30. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Piper Aviation Museum, One Piper Way, Lock Haven, PA, 17745.Arrangements are under the direction of the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, 121 West Main Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745.Online thoughts and memories can be made at www.

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Miss Holly

Dear Maria, My heart goes out to you and the boys today. Please know that you will all be in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Holly


Maria, Please know that my heart aches for you and your sons. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Denise Taylor

Thinking of you and your family, I am so sorry for your loss.

Tom Nunamacher

Dear Maria and Family: May God Bless You and keep you near through this darkness. You are in my prayers.

The Nixon's

Maria, Beth and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Words could never explain our sympathy for you all! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!! With love; Roger, Sharon, Heather, Alaina and Taylor

Darlla K Conway

Dear Maria, I was so deeply saddened to hear about your loss of Bart. I do know how hard anunexpected loss is. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy at this tragic time.

Patti Knepp

I am so sorry to hear about Bart. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your boys. I pray that God will help you through this.

Doreen White

I'm so sorry for your lost, No this I'm praying for you and the children,

Joann Hassinger

My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family with special thoughts for your sons. Although I did not know Bart, just hearing of him through Marie's conversations and reading this write-up, he seemed very special. I truly regret your loss. Regards, Joann Hassinger

The Hartman's

Dear Maria, Nicholas, Benjamin, Beth, and Family, As you mourn the loss of your husband, father, son, brother, we mourn the loss of a dear friend. We're sharing your tears and feeling your pain. May fond memories of Bart bring you peace and comfort. With heartfelt condolences, Michael and Cheryl

Ray Allen

Sympathy and kindest regards to Bart's family and friends wherever they may be. God bless 1 and all. I went to the old LHHS with Chip and Bill Piper some time ago. Take care

Edward Denny

I am the swim caoch at California University of PA and was a collegue of Bart's during his time as head coach at LHU. He was a good man, I'll miss him.


I'm devasted for you and the boys~~ Fred's favorite memory is when Bart picked up his guitar and jammed out a Rolling Stones song! My favorite memory is 12 midnight and all of us in our jammies, celebrating finally getting that beaver! Also, Bart cracking up at ALL the apple salad you made! I know you know to call or visit anytime! I am here~

Tricia Bartges Keener

To all of the Garlick/Piper Family: My heart and prayers go out to you at this very sad time. Bart surely will be missed.

Mary Piper

I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Mary

Ken Bechdel

Sincere condolences to Beth and family. Be assured from personal experience [1/23/11] there is no pain that compares with the loss of ones own off-spring. God Speed in the days ahead. Ken

An old Lockport friend

Bart was a childhood friend when we lived in Lockport. We always had great times in the summer swimming and playing softball. Although it has been many years, I was still very saddened by the loss of an old friend from when we were much more innocent. My condolences to all his family, and I will keep him and you in my thoughts and prayers.

Cindy Maiolo

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


To the Garlick Family: I am deeply sorry that you have lost your loved one in death. I did not know Mr. Garlick but do know the pain of losing a dear loved one and wanted you to know that even though you are devastated and crushed in spirit, that by means of prayer, our heavenly Father will comfort and sustain each of you. I am encouraged by the Bible's message of hope for all who have passed away. In it we are told that the resurrection is the hope for all who die. (Acts 24:15) Jesus alluded to it in John Chapter 11 when he told Martha that he was "the resurrection and the life". May you be comforted in knowing that this hope will allow families to see their dear loved ones again in paradise. (Luke 23:43)

Judy Kitchen

Maria, boys and Beth, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how much he meant to all of oyou and how your hearts must ache. You are all in my prayers. God bless you.

Mazie Clark

So Sorry for your lost. To know Bart was to love him.

Dean,Sandy,Rusty,Jen Bottorf and Mike Romanesky

Dear Beth and family, Bart was a great guy,no matter where he would see you he would stop and talk for awhile. We know nothing we could say could make you feel better but please know we care about you and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Drue Zaharis

I and my family are so very sorry for your loss. We have such beloved memories of Bart. He truly embodied the spirit of that great river and will always be in my thoughts as I jump from one more bridge. From the entire Zaharis family, we will miss you dearly.

Joe Maccolini

Maria: I am very sorry to learn of the loss of your husband. I trust that you will eventually find comfort in the support of your family and friends. I wish you and your sons the best.

John Piper

To all of Bart's family and extended family, my deepest sympathies. Seems like I've known Bart and his brothers forever, from the days when they were growing up at the Garlick family home on the Susquehanna across from the Island, to more recent times when that generation was having their own children.under the loving, watchful eye of My Unlce Bill. I wish I could join you Tuesday for the Memorial, but my thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you all. As many other have said better than I, I remain deeply saddened by this terrible accident and Bart's passing way too soon. John

Craig B

Bart was a coach/manager for Penn State during my time as a student and swimmer. Although only knowing him for 1 year, he was a great influence. Being a coach now, I still keep one of the books that Bart created for a season that I swam. He kept every workout, every weight room and dryland routine and incorporated it into a book and gave it to the swimmers as gifts. I still reference that book to this day as a coach now. He was a great person and will be missed. - Craig

Candy Fravel

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May god be with all of you. Bart will be missed by many.

Pat/Trish Fleck

Beth: I share your loss of a child and I hurt for you, and for Bart's family. My prayers are with you and your family. Leaving you and family with a thought that I have shared with others at a time like this. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves memories no one can steal". :You are in my thoughts. a classmate, Patty Keen Fleck

Lisa and Doug Byerly

Our heartfelt condolences to the Garlick family. Lisa knew Bart from sharing times 'on the river' and I worked with Bart at LHU. We both enjoyed his energy and enthusiam for life and will remember his bright smile and infectious laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Doug and Lisa Byerly

Betty Balzer

Dear Maria, Nicholas and Benjamin, My heart and prayers go out to all of you. I had known Bart for such a long time and definitely enjoyed being around him, even when he teased the day lights out of me. Many great memories will stay in my heart in regards to knowing Bart. He was a gently, kind man and truely loved his family. In know times will be hard and yet you will also experience some times of laughter followed by tears of loss. Keep in mind, with out tears which I call God's spring rain, you would not be able to appreciate the peace you feel from the sun rising daily. I am sorry i could not attend the Celebration of Life service, but i did not find out about Bart soon enough to get to the service. I am sorry for that. Please take care of yourselves and love each other every day. That is a perfect way to keep Bart in your hearts. He will be missed by many people. He was, and still is a wonderful guy, but is now on his "extended vacation with the Lord." Lots of Love, Betty Balzer

Don and EJ Hewitt

It is with deep regret and sadness we learned of Bart's death. Memories of this fine young man will be with us forever. We are so sorry for his family and friends for this horrible loss. I'm sure the angels welcomed him with open arms.

Tredd Barton
   Posted Wed December 11, 2013
I first met Bart at Sal's on open-mic night as he played the John Prine song Paradise, which was a favorite of my late father. That must have been in the late '80s or early '90's. It still brings tears to my eyes to think about him and all the wonderful adventures we had during the years that I ran with him, from the many trips visiting Charlie up at the Gap, to stopping by Benjies for a quick beer and burger, to listening to him play guitar where ever we went (if I remember right it was an Ovation model 1667 guitar and boy could he make it sing, his classical playing was superb, but his contemporary folk playing was truly outstanding and I never tired of listening him play or sing those great Prine songs), to him teaching me how to water ski on the Susquehanna, to helping him build his recording studio and teaching me about mixing boards and recording music, to taking me flying in his parents planes, to swimming laps around the island above Jay Street bridge, and to the endless days we spent just driving around enjoying life, and that really sums up Bart's life in my eyes, he really knew how to enjoy life. When I worked on the railroad, Bart and Kim always welcomed me into their apartment with open arms when I visited Lock Haven and I never forgot that kindness, they were always there for me and I truly count them to this day as two of my very best friends in life. For Bart it was never a question if he would do something for me, it was always just a simple, "Sure" from cutting wood, to helping me with my swim stroke, or just being a friend.

I miss Bart and always will. He was a great friend and the world is a lesser place without him.

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