JOHNSONBURG - Richard A. Simchick, 70, of 1625 Bendigo Road, Johnsonburg, passed away Thursday evening (June 12, 2014) at West Penn Hospital, Forbes Hospice, Pittsburgh, following a lengthy illness.
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He was born June 26, 1943 in Johnsonburg, a son of Francis and Eleanor Przybylski Simchick.
On Jan. 29, 1966, in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, he married Georgiana Cherry, who died Jan. 23, 2013.
He was a lifelong resident of Johnsonburg.
He graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1961.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Church and a former member of the Johnsonburg Knothole Association, the Elk County Christian Mothers, Fathers and Friends Association and the Johnsonburg Recreation Board.
He was a loving father and grandfather. He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan; he played quarterback on the high school football team and loved to get together with family to watch and participate in all types of athletics. He also loved hunting and fishing.
He had been employed by Penntech Papers for over 40 years.
He is survived by a son, Christopher (Tanya) Simchick of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Lynn Buttery of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Zachary and Morgan Simchick and Sophia and Maximus Buttery; three sisters, Catherine (Clifford) Snyder of St. Marys, Dorothy (Thomas) Mitchell of St. Marys and Ruth "Ruthy" (Michael) Bowes of Ridgway; sister-in-law, Roselyn Simchick of Kenhierst; and a brother-in-law, Terry Myers of Kane.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joseph and Sylvester Simchick; and a sister, Lucille "Lucy" Myers.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home with the Rev. David J. Wilson, pastor of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, officiating.
Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg.
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Johnsonburg, PA 15845
Published in The Bradford Era from June 14 to June 21, 2014