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Members In Memoriam & Honorary Ride Captains

This page is dedicated to our Members who have passed on or are PGR Honorary Ride Captains
Mike “Couder” Coudriet ~ November 2014
Karen Marcks ~ 2016
Timothy Gardner ~ October 2016
Mike Skrekla (Ride Captain) ~ September 2016
Robert “Coonridge” Yaskanich ~ April 2017
Thomas “Moose” Simon (Senior Ride Captain) ~ March 2018
Timothy Christopher ~ September 2018
Richard “Rick” Thomas (Senior Ride Captain) ~ September 2018
Samuel Chiodo ~ December 2018
Charles Belgie, Jr ~ December 2018
Raymond Ball ~ December 2018
John W “Jack” Kmetz ~ January 2019
Marcia Vecchio ~ January 2020
Don “The Rev” Wilker ~ January 2020
Thomas Smith (Ride Captain) ~ April 2020
Bill DeFelice ~ May 2020
Duane Linhart (Ride Captain) ~ Fall 2020
William Garrrett ~ November 2020
Robert & Miriam Flis ~ December 2020
Deborah Bozes ~ January 2021
Ralph A “Sarge” DeLorme (Assistant State Captain/Veteran Liaison, Ride Captain) ~ March 2021

Always Remembered



Senior Ride Captains & Ride Captains

  • Richard Thomas

  • IN MEMORIAM 23 July 1949 – 10 Sept 2018 Celebration Of Life Richard “Rick Shovelhead” Thomas Sr US Navy Vietnam Era Veteran PGRPA SRC Region 1 10 November 2018 Corry,PA The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of Richard “Rick Shovelhead” Thomas Sr To Stand In Honor for Rick’s Celebration Life. Richard […]

  • Thomas Smith

  • IN MEMORIAM September 11, 1940 – 3 April 2020   It is with an extremely heavy heart that I pass along the sad news of Mr Thomas “Tom” Smith passing on 3 April 2020.  Tom was a Patriot Guard Riders of Pennsylvania Ride Captain for Region 1 comprising Erie/Warren/Crawford/Venango/Forrest counties in North Western Pennsylvania.  Tom […]

  • Mike Skrekla

  • IN MEMORIAM   5 December 1950- 25 December 2016 http://www.elkinfh.com/obits/obituary.php?id=629852 Mike Skrekla North East, PA 31 December 2016 The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of Mike Skrekla,to Stand In Silent Honor as all of us celebrate his life.Michael J. Skrekla, age 66, of North East, died on Sunday 25 December 2016 […]

  • Gerry Pawlowski

  • In Memoriam: The Patriot Guard Riders have been asked to stand to honor one of our own, Gerry V. Pawlowski. Gerry was a friend and a mentor to those that knew him in the PGR. Dedicated to honoring and remembering our veterans and first responders with his loving wife at his side. In his younger […]

  • Duane Linhart

  • Duane was our Ride Captain for Region 1. “He was very passionate about PGR and he took his duties as ride captain very seriously. Thank you and all of PGR for their caring and the services they provide.” ~ Sheila Linhart “I remember Duane leading a large compliment of motorcycle comrades to welcome my son-in-law […]

  • Thomas “Moose” Simon

  • In memory of  Thomas “Moose” Simon, 68, of Philadelphia, who passed away on March 6, 2018. Moose rode with the Patriot Guard as a Senior Ride Captain and was our key man in the Philadelphia region. He was the former Director and Ride Captain of H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group, Bucks County Chapter). Moose was a […]

  • Ralph “Sarge” DeLorme

  • SFC Ralph “Sarge” Alan DeLorme Retired U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran PGR 19 March 2021 Vandergrift, PA   The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of SFC Ralph “Sarge” Alan DeLorme Retired, U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, to stand in silent honor for his service. Ralph enlisted in the U.S. Army August of 1966, […]

Honorary Ride Captains

  • Don Chesbro

  • Don is an Honorary Ride Captain in Region 8, one of the first RCs in PA.