Richard P. Pecora Jr., 45, of Bradford, passed away Wednesday (April 8, 2015) at UPMC Hamot in Erie after a brief battle with cancer.
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Born March 3, 1970, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Richard P. Pecora Sr. and Barbara J. Klampt Pecora, who survives.
Mr. Pecora was a 1988 graduate of Bradford Central Christian High School. He attended the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications and bachelor of science in business. He graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a master's degree in business administration.
He started his working career with his father at BiLo Supermarket. He owned and operated Rockin Rick's Concert Club in Limestone, N.Y. He moved to Las Vegas, where he designed and sold a nightclub. Upon his return to the Bradford area, he reopened Rockin Rick's Concert Club, which later became the Speed Trap Restaurant. He was owner and chief executive officer of WKEG-104.7 FM radio station.
He played baseball during high school at BCCHS and played on the soccer team for the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. He was a member of the Bradford City Slow Pitch Softball League and enjoyed skiing and golfing.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Robert P. (Jennifer) Pecora of Bradford; one niece, Andrea Pecora; one nephew, Domenic Pecora; one uncle, Stanley (Patricia) Pecora Jr.; and several cousins.
Family will be receiving friends from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 E. Main St., where funeral and committal services will be held at noon with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor of St. Bernard Church, officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 13 to Apr. 20, 2015