RICHARD J. KEARCHER Jr.(1927 - 2014)

Age 86, a lifelong resident of Sewickley, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Heritage Valley Sewickley. He was born in Sewickley on September 12, 1927, son of the late Helen (Weingartz) and Richard J. Kearcher, Sr. He is survived by his beloved wife, who he married on May 27, 1949, Eileen (Moore) Kearcher; loving father of Jennifer Bigenho (Ted) of Mocksville, NC, Cynthia Benish (Mark) of Parker, CO, and Susan Buchanan (Dan) of Bridgeville, PA; cherished grandfather of Christopher Bigenho (Rebecca), Andrew Arbutina (Kristen), Lara Rooke (Matthew), David Buchanan (Corey), Markus Buchanan, and Tonya Carkeet (John); great-grandfather of Trista. Richard was a printer all his life except for serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He began his printing career in 1943 for the Sewickley Herald, was with the Beaver County Time from 1968 to 1969, and then moved in 1969 to the Pittsburgh Press retiring in 1991. For enjoyment, he loved to fish, golf and just relax at his beloved cottage on the banks of the Allegheny River. Richard was a member of Sewickley American Legion and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon and elder. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 801 Beaver St., Sewickley, PA 15143. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in his name. Arrangements by COPELAND'S.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Apr. 5, 2014