George Burroughs "Bart" Garlick III died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in a motor vehicle accident.
Born in Philadelphia on Aug. 24, 1961, he was the eldest of three sons of Elizabeth Talley and George B. Garlick Jr.
Bart graduated from Lock Haven High School and attended the University of Colorado. He graduated from Lock Haven University in Parks and Recreation.
George B. Garlick III
On July 11, 1998, he married Maria Pellegrino in Lock Haven, and they have 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.
Surviving are 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.
His mother, Elizabeth Talley Piper of Lock Haven 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 a.m.
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 W. Main St., Lock Haven, Pa. 17745.
Online thoughts and memories can be made at www.yost-gedonfuneralhome.com