Richard P. Pesek

Richard P. "Dick" Pesek, 67, of Carbondale, Pa., died Wednesday morning, April 16, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family after a short battle with cancer. His wife is the former Jane Ann Sopko.

Born April 28, 1946, in Saint Paul, Minn., he is the son of Helen (Elleson) Pesek of Ashley, N.D., and the late Joseph Pesek.

In Dick's younger years, he worked on the family farm in Spiritwood, N.D., before moving to Pennsylvania, seeking work as a driller. After marrying Jane Ann and starting a family, Dick owned and operated Dick's Roofing and Siding, and later in life owned and operated Dick's Service Center on Route 6 in Mayfield for more than 20 years.

He enjoyed NASCAR, trips to the casino, gardening and traveling to car shows, where he entered his custom-built truck he made and usually came home with the trophy. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching his grandson, Josh, race quads, listening to his grandson, Kyle, play guitar and watching his granddaughters, Alyssa and Paxton play softball. Dick was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale.

The family would like to thank Dr. Tamrat Bekele, Theresa Micknick, Paragon Home Healthcare of Carbondale and Home Healthcare & Hospice of Eynon for all of their wonderful care to Dick during these last few months during his illness.

He is survived by three daughters, Lisa Postlethwaite and husband, Gordy, Simpson, Pa.; Nina Granville and husband, Glen, Carbondale, Pa.; and Lori Pesek and companion, Stephen Terpak, Carbondale, Pa.; four grandchildren, Kyle Pesek, Joshua Terpak and Alyssa and Paxton Postlethwaite; a sister, Nina Klein and husband, Bill, Ashley, N.D.; a brother, Joseph Pesek and wife, Gloria, Spiritwood, N.D.; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 9 a.m. from the Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Farview and 41st streets, Carbondale, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 N. Church St., Carbondale. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Twp.

Friends may call Monday, April 21, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m.

To send online condolences or to view his online memorial scrapbook, visit

Funeral Home

Parise Funeral & Monument
89 Farview St. Carbondale, PA 18408
(570) 282-3640

Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 19, 2014