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Richard Pecho

November 15, 1934 ~ May 06, 2022

Richard Pecho went home to his Savior peacefully while surrounded by his family on May 6, 2022.

Rich was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 15, 1934 to Carmen George and Lucille Ann Pecho.  He grew up with his sister, Linda Pecho Dahlberg and 3 brothers, the oldest George Pecho, his identical twin, Russell Pecho and youngest, Kenneth Pecho.

Rich was a loving husband to Madonna “Donna” Pecho for 37 years; loving father to Tammy Jo Pecho Worker and Tracy Ann Pecho; loving stepfather to Howard, Scott and Brad Morlock; grandfather to 18 grandchildren and great grandfather to nine great grandchildren.

Rich spent his career with Sears Service Center in Chicago.  He retired to Florida in 1992, where he and Donna enjoyed traveling and fishing together.

Rich was an avid golfer, a talented artist and an accomplished wood worker.

One of Rich’s most fulfilling projects was being involved in the building of Faith Congregational Church.  His passion for this Church is evident wherever you look.

Rich had a love hate relationship with the Chicago Cubs and Da Bears.  On any given Sunday afternoon you would find Rich yelling at the TV when one of his teams was playing.  He was a diehard fan.

Rich’s true love was Donna; they were not just spouses, but best friends.  They loved the saying…Always Kiss Me Goodnight!  And for 37 years he always did.

Rich loved his family.  His favorite times were on Christmas Eve making Raviolis with the grandkids.  It was a tradition that will truly live on.  When family came to visit, it was a REQUIREMENT that he made his famous Spaghetti Gravy for dinner.  Because his was the BEST!

Rich loved his cat, Allie.  It was so funny how he taught her to sit up on her hind legs for treats and when Rich’s daughters came to visit, he would tell Allie “Your sisters are coming to visit”.

Rich loved working in his garage.  Rich had every kind of tool, bolt, screw, nail and anything else you would need to build or fix something.  He could fix anything and if he couldn’t, he would not give up until he figured it out.

He loved getting phone calls from the kids, grandkids and great grandkids.  Those calls always made his day.

Rich loved music of all kinds; Jazz, country, oldies, some classical and last but not least, old blue eyes, Frank Sinatra.

He loved pineapple upside down cake and occasionally a good Scotch.  Breakfast was his favorite meal of the day.  The best was Sunday after church when he and Donna would make pancakes together.

Rich was a good and loyal friend and quite the joker at times.  But whenever one of them needed him he was there in an instant.  He was that way with his family too.  They could always count on Rich for anything.

Rich was an amazing man despite his recent health issues.  He always had a positive attitude and he never stopped planning for what was next.

The most amazing thing about Rich was his faith in God!  He never faltered in his faith.

Rest in Peace Rich Pecho…you were truly loved.

For those who would like, donations may be made to Faith Congregational Church in memory of Rich Pecho,  2199 SW Savona Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34953 phone 772-879-6155

 

Condolence

Tracy Ann Pecho

May 13, 2022, 7:41 pm

I will miss you every moment of every day Dad.
I love you
Tracy Ann

Kelly

May 13, 2022, 8:57 pm

I just read this and actually said out loud, “I’m going to miss you.” Rich’s love for Donna, his family and his church was powerful. You just knew it. Rich is going to be missed by so many. Favorite memory, texting and calling each other during the Cubs World Series games. Many times in the wee hours of the morning.

The Bordoshuk Family (Walter, Jennifer, and Lily)

May 13, 2022, 11:24 pm

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family at this

~Shannon Haddaway

May 13, 2022, 11:28 pm

Prayers of comfort for Tracy and all the family. I hope happy memories ease your grief.

Patty Hesser

May 14, 2022, 1:40 am

Rich, you are so loved & will be missed by many. You definitely left your thumb print in Faith Church. You were a good & faithful servant and I’m glad I could call you my friend. I will miss your smiles & hugs. Rest In Peace.

Donna Mealy

May 14, 2022, 2:19 am

You touched so many lives Rich you will be missed. I am so great full you touched my life too. God Bless you my friend.

Carole Nichols

May 14, 2022, 2:34 am

I will miss seeing your smiling face at church, Rich. You always had a smile.

Julie Pecho

May 16, 2022, 12:51 am

My dear brother-in-law Rich. You were an amazing man! I loved your wife and you loved your family and your children every day of your life. I will remember you forever you’ll always be in my heart. God bless you♥️❣️

Victor Pecho

May 18, 2022, 3:35 pm

Another wonderful part of our family his moved on. We share in your grief, but we also know Richard has helped many people through his love that he has left behind. Love and prayers, Vic (Sonny) and Pat Pecho

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