Obituary of Richard A. Rectenwald
Mr. Richard A. Rectenwald, 92, of Titusville, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born in Titusville on July 6, 1927 to the late Lawrence Rectenwald and Savilla Smith Rectenwald Simon.
Richard graduated from North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, having proudly served from 1945 to 1947.
Richard married Georgiana “Georgie” Hall on October 22, 1955 at St. Titus Church. She preceded him in death on November 21, 2013.
He worked as a stockbroker.
Richard was a life member of St. Titus Church.
He enjoyed gardening, growing gladiolus, and woodworking.
Richard is survived by three children, Dr. Richard Rectenwald, Jr. and wife Nancy of Pittsburgh, David Rectenwald and wife Amy of Titusville, and Fay Jarrett and husband Jeff of Seville, OH; eleven grandchildren, Bridget Powers and husband Scott, Katie Morgan and husband Tim, Jim Rectenwald, John Rectenwald, Sarah Rectenwald, Amanda Gervais and husband Zach, Andy Rectenwald and wife Katie, Ed Rectenwald, Jeffrey Jarrett, Chris Jarrett, and Andrew Jarrett; three step-grandchildren, Robbie, Ginger, and Charlie Woods; four great grandchildren, and one on the way.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Pappert, and a brother, Jack Rectenwald.
Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Titus Church, 513 W. Main Street, Titusville, PA 16354, with Father Walter E. Packard officiating.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Titus Endowment Fund, 513 W. Main St., Titusville, PA 16354.
No words could ever adequately express our appreciation for the kindness and support so many members of this community showed our father, Dick Rectenwald, in the last several years. Your thoughtfulness and care enabled him to live independently on his own terms, which meant so much to him and to us. We are deeply grateful. With love - Rick, Dave, and Fay