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Richard “Dickie” Pacilla

  • On October 10, 2022

Richard “Dickie” Pacilla of Washington passed away peacefully on October 9, 2022.

He was the son of the late Valentine and Mildred Pacilla.
After graduating from Washington High School, Richard joined the Air Force- Armaments and Electronics Division. After his honorable discharge, he began his career as an Electrical Engineer at RCA, and retired from PA Transformer Technology as Plant Manager after 30 years of working up the ranks.
Richard enjoyed rigatoni, skiing, softball, going to movies, spending time with family, manicuring his yard, and participating in lively debates. He enjoyed traveling to NYC and Florida, but his favorite place to be was on the golf course with his buddies.  He was a brilliant mathematician that loved to tutor and share knowledge and could fix anything mechanical or electrical. He was quick with a quote, dynamic and friendly; always had a smile and time to hear or tell a story “…it’s a long story, I’ll make it short..” (it was never short).
He never knew a stranger and made friends everywhere he went.  If you had the pleasure of meeting of him, you probably liked him, and if you had the pleasure of knowing him, you probably loved him.

Richard leaves behind two loving daughters, Valerie (James) Espino of Arizona and Laura (Tom) Austin of Washington, four grandchildren, Mitchell Coderre of Arizona, Jessica (Casey) Hartley of Erie, Andrew (Ida) Austin of Sweden, Stephanie Austin (Adrienne Jantzi) of Virginia, and one great-grandson Jackson Hartley of Erie.

He was preceeded in death by his beloved “siblings” GiGi Pacilla and Judy Buckingham.

There will be a celebration of his life held on October 15, 2022 from 4:30-6:30 pm at The Union Grill in Washington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Angel Ridge Animal Rescue, PO Box 94, Meadowlands, PA 15347.

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Frankie Jo Gerolium
Goodbye my sweet, loving ,funny brilliant cousin… give all my love to all our family in Heaven… and we will send all our love with you ..RIP