Charles R. Gainer, Jr.

Charles Richard (Rick) Gainer, Jr, 46 years of age, of Elizabethtown, PA, passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017. Born in Columbia, he was the son of Charles Richard Gainer of Columbia and Eddilene Jayne Gainer of Washington Boro.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his two daughters, Alexis Grae Gainer of Tennessee and Stevi Meri Gainer of Mount Joy;  his three brothers, William Dean Gainer, Washington Boro; Donald Lee Gainer, Washington Boro; and Edward James Gainer, husband of Michele, Wrightsville, PA, along with his five nephews and two nieces.

Rick was the companion of Samantha Townsend of Elizabethtown, and cared for her three children.

Rick graduated from Penn Manor High School and was a member of the Class of 1988.

Rick loved spending time with his family and friends, sharing his love of the outdoors through four wheeling and swimming. He was an avid cook, and loved cooking for his friends and family. Rick was a skilled billiards player and enjoyed bowling. He was a passionate MMA and professional wrestling fan, and shared his love of music by frequenting concerts, earning his nickname “The Rickness”.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service at Mount Calvary Church, 625 Holly Street, Elizabethtown on Saturday, March 4th at 11 am with Paul Auckland officiating. Friends may greet the family from 10:15 am until the time of service.

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  • So sorry to hear about Rick’s passing. It was a pleasure to get to know him and spend time working with him.

  • My condolences to all of you, Rick was one of a kind. Always smiling and caring. I will miss his laughter and fun but will always remember. Hugs and prayers to all of you.


  • Rick’s Family, my condolences and prayers are with you! I went to Creswell with Rick and graduated from Penn Manor with him.

  • My daughter is friends with Samaria. Thru Samaria I was just starting to get to know Rick and Sam. From our short talks and passing by each other while picking up the kids at activities he has always been a cheerful and friendly person and really enjoyed the kids. To all of his loved ones your are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God help comfort all of you during this difficult time.

  • My heart goes out to Rick family and friends. He was an awesome guy that would be there for anyone that needed him. RIP friend. Say hi to my amazing husband.

  • My deepest sympathies to Rick’s family and friends. Rick and I were friends back in middle and high school and I haven’t seen him since those days, but I thought of him many times over the years and often wondered how he was doing. We had many laughs all those years ago. RIP my old friend.

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