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Richard C. Ogurchock


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Richard C. Ogurchock Obituary
Richard Charles Ogurchock, 67, of Lower Burrell, passed away peacefully at home at 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, after a lengthy battle with ALS. Born Oct. 29, 1951, in New Kensington to the late Charles W. and Vera C. (Pomykala) Ogurchock, he lived in Lower Burrell his entire life. A 1969 graduate of Burrell High School, Richard served as a Lower Burrell police officer from 1978, retiring in 2005 as detective lieutenant after his diagnosis. In addition to spending time with his family and grandchildren, Richard enjoyed working on home improvement projects, boating at Logans Ferry, watching Steelers games, playing cards, traveling, cooking, feeding his fish and watching true crime shows, as well as "America's Funniest Videos." He will be remembered for his strength, love, smile, wisdom and always putting others before himself, even through his own struggles. He was a member of FOP Lodge 39. Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Harriet Anne (Rhoades) Ogurchock; daughter, Pamela Sue (Daniel) Harris, of Peters Township; son, Michael Phillip (Jolene) Ogurchock, of Upper Burrell; grandsons, Rocko Charles and Kyle Benjamin Harris; granddaughter, Ellie Jo Ogurchock; mother-in-law, Regina Rhoades, of New Kensington; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Loretta Gazda, of Plum, and Alberta Echon, of Lower Burrell.
Viewing will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, with the Rev. Doug Crump officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. The Fraternal Order of Police will assemble at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to hold a service for their late member.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the ALS Association, 416 Lincoln Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15209.
Published in The Valley News Dispatch on Jan. 8, 2019
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