AUSTINTOWN — Richard J. Pachell Sr., 87, died peacefully Friday afternoon, Oct. 4, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, surrounded by his family.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife and best friend Concetta (Connie) Pachell, whom he married May 5, 1956, and who died Dec. 17, 2017.
Richard was born May 7, 1932, in Youngstown, the son of Nicholas and Carmel Cardaline Pachell.
He was a graduate of Chaney High School and retired from US Steel and McDonald Works. More recently, he worked as the maintenance man at Austin Woods Nursing Home.
Richard was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served the country from 1952 to 1955.
He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, American Legion 737 in Lake Milton, VFW Post 9571 of Ellsworth and F.O.E. 213.
A loving husband, father and grandfather, Richard is survived by his daughter, Theresa (Glenn) Carroll of Norristown, PA.; two sons, Richard J. Pachell Jr. and Nicholas (Toni) Pachell, both of Austintown; four grandchildren Bryan Carroll, Christine Pachell, Andrea (Frank) LoRiggio and Nicholas (Abbey) Pachell Jr.; great-grandchildren Nova Elizabeth Pachell, Jackson Frank LoRiggio, and Murphy John Pachell; and a brother Samuel (Nancy) Pachell of Youngstown.
Richard was also preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Nicholas, William and Dominic Pachell.
Family and friends are invited for visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
Prayers will begin 10:15 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.