Richard E. Filarecki Jr., 59, of 651 Bolivar Drive, Bradford, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 10, 2015).
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Born Aug. 26, 1956, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was a son of Richard E. and Dorothy Kuras Filarecki Sr., who reside in Omaha, Neb. On May 24, 1980, he married Debra Ann Dell Filarecki, who passed away Nov. 25, 2002. On Sept. 4, 2010 in Niagara Falls, N.Y., he married Deborah Anne (Wineberg-Leake) Filarecki, who survives.
Rick was a 1974 graduate of Cleveland Hill High School in Cheektowaga, N.Y. He had been employed at Shuman Plastics in Depew, N.Y., for 18 years and then became an over-the-road truck driver.
He enjoyed reading, cooking, baking, bonfires, beer, the blues, the Buffalo Bills and his flamingos. He was a self-proclaimed "walking book of useless knowledge," who "had way too much fun."
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Angela (Billy) Rice of Cleveland, Melissa "Missy" (John Buckley) Filarecki of Albany, N.Y., Shannon (Frank) McAndrew of Bradford and Sarah (Andrew) McCarty of Calif.;, a sister, Dorothy (Gary) Reitmeier of Buffalo, N.Y.; four brothers, William "Peach" (Shelley) Filarecki of Cheektowaga, and Philip Filarecki, Dennis "Oz" Filarecki and Edmund Filarecki, all of Omaha; four grandchildren, Caleb and Carter McAndrew and Aidan and Eliana McCarty; and several nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Stephen Collins, pastor of St. Francis Church, officiating.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the
, 823 Filmore Ave., Erie, PA 16505; or Habitat for Humanity, McKean County, P.O. Box 292, Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 13 to Nov. 20, 2015