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Richard D. Schachte

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Richard D. Schachte Obituary
Richard D. Schachte, 87, of Lower Burrell, died Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Belair Health and Rehab Center, in Lower Burrell. He was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Hecla, Westmoreland County, son of the late Charles and Anastasia (Nolan) Schachte. Richard retired in September, 1985, from the IRS, where he worked as an accountant. He was proud to have served his country in the Army from 1948 to 1952. He was a member of VFW Post 92 and American Legion Post 868, both in Lower Burrell, and the New Kensington Eagles 533. Richard enjoyed gardening, hunting in Norvelt and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan. He was dedicated to his family, especially his grandchildren, who affectionately called him "Pap", "Pappy" or "Dickey Boy". Richard is survived by his wife of almost 59 years, (Aug. 22), Eva (Ferazzi) Schachte; sons, Richard (Donna) Schachte, of New Kensington, and granddaughters, Amanda, Sarah and Elizabeth Schachte; Aaron (Christine) Schachte, of Derry, and grandchildren, Matthew, Dustin and Vanessa Schachte; Charles (Tanya) Schachte, of Allegheny Township, and grandchildren, Charles, Haylie, Samuel and Jacob Schachte; Alban (Kathleen) Schachte, of Montgomery, Ala., and grandsons, Adam and Joshua Schachte; sister, Catherine Lazor, of Greensburg, and brother, Cornelius (Helen) Schachte, of Norvelt; and several nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by brothers, Jack, James, Leroy, Joseph (Marie), Paul (Betty) and Francis (Irene) Schachte; brother-in-law, Anthony Lazor; and nieces and nephews, Elizabeth, Joseph, Raphael and Scott.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Margaret Mary Church, in Lower Burrell, followed by full military honors by the Army and the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard. Burial will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. Everyone please meet at the church. Those who wish to attend the committal service at the cemetery may follow the procession or meet the procession at the cemetery. Members of VFW Post 92 will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home for a service.
Published in The Valley News Dispatch from June 13 to June 14, 2018
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