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Richard "Dick" E. Vesco

January 28, 1934 ~ January 11, 2020 (age 85)


Richard Edward "Dick" Vesco, 85, passed away January 11, 2020 in his own home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born January 28, 1934 in Superior a son of the late Louis Sr. and Anna Mae Gardenis Vesco.
We are comforted that Dick is once again at peace with his loving wife, Carol Tobias Vesco who preceded him in death on January 19, 2017, they were married for 55 years.  Dick is also at rest with his grandmother, Laura Holman.
Dick is survived by his loving children, Laura Annette Vesco Parillo (John) and his son, Richard Wayne Vesco (Sandra).   His sister, Dolly (Vesco) Stiffler and brother Louis (Butch) Vesco Jr (Cheryl).  His sister-in-law Mimi Gelacek (Paul) of Ohio.  His cherished grandchildren Mia Carol, Sophia Ann, and Gino Giovanni Parillo,  Rocco Vesco, Courtney (Vesco) Bayer (Nick) and beautiful great-grandchild, Tyson Scott Bayer.  Dick has several wonderful nieces. Dick was exceptionally cared for in his home by his son-in-law, John for many years with his granddaughters' Mia and Sophia and "The Boss" Helmut Hammen.  He was incredibly fortunate to have so many wonderful friends and neighbors throughout his life that never forgot him in his aging years and visited frequently.  He loved his buddy, Father Sam from St. Joseph's whom visited often.  Dick loved these people with his whole heart.
Dick enjoyed anything and everything from high adrenaline to peaceful moments including race car driving, tree climbing, gardening with his Uncle Bruno, and spending time in his little piece of Heaven on earth, his garage.  Vesco's Welding was Richard's welding business for many years.  There he helped the community with their welding needs, just as well, he worked on his beloved cars.  He spent many memorable moments in the garage with his father and buddies.  Dick was an employee of Latrobe Steel Company when he retired.  Dick was a volunteer at the Fire Department of Derry for 50 years and cherished the comradery he had there.  Dick Vesco will be missed by everyone that new him.  He had a loving heart and helped many people all his life.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W. Third Avenue, Derry where the St. Joseph Altar Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 1:30 PM and the Derry Volunteer Fire Department will conduct a service at 7 PM.  A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 AM in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church with Father Salvatore R. Lamendola as celebrant.  Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Church Cemetery.  
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