Richard Wayne Pepe, 57 of Uniontown, Pa. died Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA form the complications of Type 1 diabetes.
He was born May 28, 1962 in Uniontown, PA, the son of Harry J. and Evelyn Vaclavik Pepe of near Fairchance, PA.
He graduated from Fairchance-Georges High School in 1980.
Beside his parents, he is survived by his wife, Sherry Kollar Pepe; daughters Texas and Brianna Kollar, and granddaughter Lita; mother-in-law, Sandy Zitney; brothers, Christopher D. Pepe and wife Patricia of Prospect, NY and Harry J. Pepe Jr. and wife Shannon of Addison, PA and nieces, Katelyn and Jessica Pepe of Addison; paternal aunts, Christine Andrews and husband Jack, and Mary Ann Franczyk; maternal uncle, Charles Vaclavik and wife Katie, and Aunt Pat Vaclavik; great uncle, James Pepe; his fur babies, Peppy and Chyna and many cousins. He was predeceased by grandparents, Christopher A. and Beatrice Retilla Pepe and Paul J. and Anna Snyder Vaclavik and uncles, Melvin Vaclavik and wife Lois and Richard Vaclavik.
His close friends through the years were Tim Hormell, Don Pazicni, Jessica Sutirto, Pam Lawver and daughter Christi, Mark “Monk” Havlichek, Robert “Kippy” Show, and all the old gang at Esther’s; and Jim and Ted Havlichek, deceased.
He worked for Hormell’s Hardware and J & S Enterprises as a service technician.
His past times were fishing, camping and boating with family and friends.
The family will greet friends and family in the Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, February 2, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The Funeral Service begins at 2:00 p.m.
Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, PA.
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