Our loving dad, Richard, left this earthly life on January 17, 2023. He was a smart, funny, kind, gentle, hard-working man who put his family first before all else. He loved strongly and fiercely and adored his wife, Marilyn, and his three children, Richard, Jeanne, and Christine. He always said his children were his proudest accomplishment. He was also the proudest patriot we have ever known. Our dad was an animal lover who never failed to assist and save an animal in need, and he instilled those values in his children. He adored his cat, Precious, who saved his life after he lost his beloved wife of 66 years, Marilyn, in 2017. Precious misses him terribly. Our dad made friends with everyone he met, and everyone saw the goodness and light within him.
Richard was born on April 15, 1929, in North Bergen, New Jersey, to Agnes and Nicolo Casavecchia. He had two loving twin sisters who pre-deceased him, Eleanor Wuehrmann and Janice Coradi. Our dad graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Economics. He had a long, successful career in purchasing with several companies, including American Cyanamid and Air Products, where he developed many life-long friends. He also continued his career as Purchasing Manager with Selas Corporation and then with GPU.
Our Dad leaves behind on this earth his three proud and loving children: Richard (Dori), of Houston, TX, Jeanne (George), of Lebanon, PA, and Christine (Christopher), of Gilbertsville, PA; eight grandchildren, Rick, Michael, Olivia, Matthew, Julia, John, Natalie, and Rachel; and seven great-grandchildren. We all feel his loss terribly, but we are comforted by knowing that he is now back in the loving arms of our mom.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., at Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church, 837 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, PA, with a luncheon to be held after the service for family and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family would suggest that donations be sent to Wounded Warriors and the SPCA, charities that our Dad held close to his heart.