Richard Thomas Gigliotti

May 23, 1939 ~ March 22, 2019 (age 79)

Richard Thomas Gigliotti, 79 of Mahaffey, passed away peacefully Friday, March 22, 2019 surrounded by his family at home. He was born May 23, 1939 in Walston to the late Angelo “Ben” Gigliotti and Angeline (Villella) Gigliotti. On June 18, 1960 he married Louise (Bouch) Gigliotti who survives. Richard served in the Army Reserves for 11 years. He worked as a Frito Lay salesman and also for Jefferson Wholesale Grocery where he retired. He was a member of the Eagles, Walston Club and the B.P.O.E. He played baseball and softball and traveled in the area sandlot league. Richard was a true Blue and Gold Norte Dame Sports fan and traveled with family and friends to south Bend, Indiana often. He followed the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Penguins. Papa loved attending his children’s and grandchildren’s activities and sporting events. He was an active member of the annual Walston Festival committee. He had a passion for life and helped everyone, His hobbies included gardening, collecting hats, sports cards, wheel barrows and replica John Deere Tractors. He was very organized and instrumental in helping and working with his son Michael in Magical Entertainment and Party Rental. He enjoyed going to auctions and mowing grass. He loved John Deere Tractors. He is survived by his children, daughter ; Lisa Williams of Walston and son Michael and wife Heather Gigliotti of Walston. Grandchildren; Shane Williams of Mahaffey, Amanda Williams of Walston and Jacinda and Giovanni Gigliotti of Walston and great granddaughter; Zoey Robinson of Walston. Brother; James Gigliotti and wife Ruthann of Punxsutawney, brother in law; Peter Pape and wife Elaine of Punxsutawney and brother in law; Sam Bouch and wife Lori of Mahaffey and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was receded in death by two sisters; Mary Kellert and Rachel Pape and nephew Timmy Kellert, brother in law Richard Dickie Bouch and in laws; Paul & Gertrude Bouch. Friends will be received from 6-8 PM Sunday, March 24, 2019 and 2-4 & 6-8 PM Monday, March 25, 2019 at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 AM Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church in Walston with Msgr. Joseph Riccardo as Celebrant. Private Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please memorial donations may be made in Richards memory to the charity of the donors choice. Online condolences may be made at

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