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Richard S. “Richie” Pascarella, originally from Sewickley, currently from Virginia, passed unexpected in Pittsburgh on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the age of 52. He was born in Bellevue on October 6, 1965 to Frances (Papantino) and the late Richard E. Pascarella. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Julie Garcia; sister, Rebecca Effert (Robert); sister-in-law, Laura Parker (Frank); nephews, Alec and Jameson Parker; cousins, Keith Graham (Barb), Todd Graham (Kelly), Lori Kramer (Matt) and Melanie McGill (Sean); his special friend, Lynn Landi and her children; also many other loving second cousins friends and co-workers. Richie, an avid animal lover, loved his dog Casey and her cousin, Blazer. Richie, a season ticket holder, was a die- hard Steelers and Pens fan and enjoyed golfing and bowling. Richie, “Uncle P”, possessed a great baking ability, and made the most delicious cookies. “Richie began his career at United Airlines in 1989, where he joined IAMAW Capital Lodge 1759 in Herndon, VA. He began serving IAM members as Shop Steward, and later held leadership positions at the local lodge as Educator, EAP Representative, Grievance Committee Chair, Vice President and President. He was elected Vice President of the Virginia State Council of Machinists and later joined the leadership of District 141 as a Trustee. Richie also served as District 141 Vice President, East and was elected Assistant General Chair in 2014. He was a life-long dedicated unionist and passionate advocate for working men and women. He will be remembered for his warm and gracious demeanor and his vibrant personal style.” Visitation Wednesday 2-4, 6-9 at Copeland’s Coraopolis, 867 Fifth Ave., where prayers will be recited on Thursday at 9:20 AM followed by Mass at St. James Church at 10 AM. Father James Farnan, celebrant. Burial will follow in Sewickley Cemetery. Family welcomes flowers or if desired contributions to the Beaver County Humane Society or guidedogsofamerica.org.
Beaver County Humane Society
3394 Broadhead Rd., Aliquippa PA 15001
Guide Dogs of America