RICHARD D. "DICK" PUGH
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PUGH RICHARD D. "DICK"

Age 84, of Greenfield. Passed peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Lee (Tozzi); and brother, Bobby Pugh. Adored and loving husband of 63 years to Eleanor (Yalch), whom he cherished; loving sons, Richard (Cyndi), Dale Anthony, and Robert (Tammy) Pugh; special Pap-Pap of Brittany, Briana, Emma, and his special buddy RJ. They were all diamonds in his heart; loving nieces, Dana and Jodi. He is also survived by numerous family and friends. Dick was the elected Democrat Committeeman and Vice Chairman in the 15th ward. Serving 56 years making him one of the longest serving members. He was also the chief inspector of the City of Pittsburgh until he left to become Controller Engineer for Tom Flaherty. Dick also served as a very active member of the Knights of Columbus council #3530. Where he was 4th degree and past Grand Knight. He served as an usher at St. Rosalia Church and a Eucharistic Minister at the Heritage. Rounding out all the places he volunteered his time, Dick served on the Board of Directors of Crowfoot Rod and Gun Club where he was the President of the Lake. Dick really enjoyed his family vacations in Stone Harbor, their 4th of July picnics, going to Pitt Football games, watching football on T.V., smoking a good cigar on his front porch and loved attending and supporting everything his grandkids did. Dick liked to talk about their trip to Rome and how proud he was of his Italian heritage, often serenading Eleanor with Frank Sinatra songs at home. He was well known for always helping and doing favors for anyone he could. Friends will be received on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the EDWARD P. KANAI FUNERAL HOME, 500 Greenfield Ave. 15207. Funeral Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Rosilia's Church




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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Aug. 26 to Aug. 28, 2019.
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September 2, 2019
The Jean Heiser family sends our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. May God's blessings and wonderful memories of your loved one help you through this difficult time.
Marylou Heiser
August 29, 2019
Eleanor, I was so sorry to hear of Dick passing. I know you knew how deeply I cared for you both. Dick was a wonderful man, he will be the angel who watches over you. My sincere condolences. Renee Bees on from Dr Knupp office
August 29, 2019
Eleanor and family,
I didn't know Richard personally but my father and brothers all did very well. He visited my brother Rich in Ligonier and even fished with him and RJ. He was a great person I am told and I wish I had gotten to know him. You and your family have our deepest sympathy.
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August 28, 2019
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August 28, 2019
Rob, Tammy and family - I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. What a wonderful man he was from reading this obituary. I know he will be missed by all of you. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. God Bless. Laura Trushel
August 27, 2019
Rob, so sorry to hear that your Father passed away. I am thinking of you and your family during this time of loss.

Take care,
Susan (Malyszka) Lloyd
August 27, 2019
Dale and Robbie and families,
My sincere sympathies for the passing of your father. Peace and love to all
Jeanie Loutsenhizer
Jeanie Loutsenhizer
August 26, 2019
To all of the Pugh family, I am so very sorry for your loss.

He was a wonderful gentleman always there to help and land a hand.

Prayers and hugs to all of you.
Kelly McDonough
August 26, 2019
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August 26, 2019
Rob and Tammy,

So sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Mary Jo Caliendo
August 26, 2019
Eleanor and family, Terry, Zac and I were all heartsick when we learned of Dicks passing. He was such a wonderful man and we were honored to have known him. Crowfoot won't be the same without him. Dick will be truly missed by many. Our deepest condolences! Terry, Connie and Zac Christy
Terry and Connie Christy
August 26, 2019
Rob,

Please accept my deepest condolences in the passing of your father.

Sincerely,
Amy Shelby
Amy Shelby
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