Richard A. Pugh, 65, of Pottsville, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 16, 2019, in Cressona.
Born February 16, 1954 in Pottsville he was the son of the late William and Mary Gottschall Pugh.
He was a graduate of Pottsville Area High School and attained an associate degree from McCann School Of Business. He was also a member of Roedersville Game & fish, Pottsville AMVETS, and DeerLake & West Brunswick Fire Co.
Richard was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Pottsville.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Mary Adam and brother Jack Pugh.
Richard is survived by his son, Richard J. Pugh, Bethlehem; daughters, Jennifer Pugh Becker, Seltzer; Christy Moser, Pottsville; Carrie Pugh, Newark, Del.; and six grandchildren, Kaylee, Kole, Olivia, Ashley, Oscar, and Lila. He is also survived by a brother, William Pugh, Pottsville; four sisters, Dorris Prozzlio, Warrington, PA; Caroline Vinskie, Pottsville; Hildagarde Maley, St. Clair; Victoria Pinder, Sinking Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30AM on Friday, February 22, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Church, 913 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, with Rev. David Loeper officiating. Family and friends may call 6PM until 8PM on Thursday and Friday 9AM until 10AM at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, 515 W. Market St., Pottsville. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Pottsville.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contribution be made in Richard’s name to BDSRA Batten Disease 2780 Airport Drive, Suite 342, Columbus, OH 43219.
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