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Richard A. Nussbaum
February 24, 1927 - May 20, 2019
Richard A. Nussbaum, 92 of Moon Township died May 20, 2019, at Villa St. Joseph of Baden. Born February 24, 1927 in Ambridge, he was the eldest son of the late Matthew P. Nussbaum and Melza Frye Nussbaum. On December 1, 1951, he married Mary Oliver in Regina Coeli, Pittsburgh, PA.
In addition to his wife Mary, Richard is survived by five children and their spouses: Richard and Mary Pat Nussbaum of South Bend, Indiana; Dr. Jon Nussbaum and Mary Ann Curren of State College, PA; Robert Nussbaum of Robinson, PA; Ann and Carl Amorose of Louisville, Kentucky; and Dr. Paul and Kimberly Nussbaum of Marco Island, Florida. He is survived by 10 grandchildren and their spouses: Matthew and Lauren, Daniel and Amy, Kathryn, Molly, Kara and Justin Hundley, Emily, Christina and Sean Ryan, Ryan and Raychel, Andrew and Mary, and Paul, and 8 living greatgrandchildren: Nora, Brigid, Grace, Louis, Callan, Isaac, Evelyn, Lucy; and Aiofe, who preceded him in death. He is survived by 3 siblings and their spouses: Barbara and Gerald Dunstan, Matthew P. Jr. and Sheila, and Jon Michael and Ellen.
Richard was a 1944 graduate of Saint Veronica Elementary and High School in Ambridge, PA. He served in the United States Army Air Force from July 1944 - September 1946. He graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 1951, having served as the President of the Student Council, Permanent Class President of the class of 1951, was elected to the honorary Leadership Fraternity Omicron Delta Kappa, served a chairman of Freshman Orientation and played on the Varsity Football Team 1947.
Following graduation from Hopkins, Richard was employed by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Joseph Poli Company as Sales Manager, Architectural Area Lighting, he co-founded and served as a Principal in Nussbaum-Roth Incorporated, and ended his employment with Modular Incorporated.
Richard was very active in the community and his church. During his life, Richard was a member of the Moon Area School District Board for 4 years. He was President of the school board for 2 years, vice president for 1 year, and served on the finance committee for 1 year. Richard was active in Boy Scout Troop #905 for 20 years. Richard served as Vice President of the Moon-Crescent Baseball Association as a coach for over 20 years and wrote the original constitution/by laws for the league. Richard was a devote Roman Catholic and served on the Parish Committee of Saint Margaret Mary Parish in Moon Township from 1960 – 1975. He served as President, Vice President, Temporalitia Chairman, and served on the nominating committee for the parish. As President, he oversaw the building of the present church and rectory, as well as the remodeling of those facilities. He was influential in the naming of the John Dompka Educational Center. He served on the steering committee for the Parish Council from 1974-1975 and served as a lector from 1960 until the present.
Richard is best remembered as an individual who made the world a much better place to live for everyone he touched. He lost his mother far too soon and together with his wife Mary, helped Robert live a happy and high quality life each day. He constructed and led his life based upon the fundamental beliefs that thought enriched by formal education, wisdom developed through active participation and interaction with those who both agree and a strong yet understanding spouse, a father who never wavered in his support and unending love for his children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Richard encouraged each of his children and grandchildren to achieve their very best at the very best institutions and to compete with and to embrace the best one can accomplish each and every day. He knew that each individual family member deserved his full attention and knew when that full attention would be focused. He was the gold standard role model for how to enact fatherhood and family. In addition, Richard had numerous friends and colleagues who respected his wit, his loyalty and his intensity.
Visitation will be Wednesday at Copeland’s Moon Township from 2-4 and 7-9. A Funeral Mass will be 11 AM Thursday at Saint Margaret Mary Church in Moon Township, PA. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Copeland’s Funeral Home. Online condolences and signing of the guestbook may be entered at www.copelandfuneralhomes.com. Memorial contributions may be directed to Partners for Quality 250 Clever Road McKees Rocks, PA 15136 or www.PFQ.org.