Ricardo A. Vazquez, Sr

Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | May 06, 2024

Ricardo “Ricky” A. Vazquez, Sr., 57, of Glassport died unexpectedly on Sunday May 5, 2024, two days before turning 30 for the 29th time. He is the son of Donna (Bortak) Miller and the late Richard Miller.  He is survived by his beloved wife Nancy (Coll) Vazquez; children Christopher (Ashley) Poston, Nick (Kim) Webb, Desiree (Dane Williams) Vazquez, Brandi (Alexis Climes) Coll, Brittani Coll, Brandon Coll and Ricardo Vazquez Jr. ; grandchildren Jayleigh, Jayce, Jamison, Emma, Maddi, Evelyn, Jaxon, Bella and Rowan; sisters Janine Hampton, Jade Wardo and Amanda (Eric) Rausch; brother Rich (Kathy) Miller, Jr.; also many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death  by is brother Misael Vazquez with whom he loved dearly and missed everyday. Ricky was a dedicated man, known to never turn his back to hard work, he worked at U.S Steel for 19 years before his health led to him starting his own painting and handyman business. Ricky was a lifelong firefighter and dedicated his life to serving others and belonged to the former Glassport Reliance Hose Company #2, current Glassport Citizen Hose Company #1 and Port Vue Vigilant Hose #1 and took pride in his community. Recently, he was elevated to a Master Mason through the Omni Masonic Lodge #582 F&AM which was a source of happiness for him. Ricky had a larger than life presence and was rarely a stranger anywhere he went. Known for his amazing hugs, that would squeeze the breath out of you, and always being able to put a smile on anyone’s face. He was an avid Steelers fan and could be found many Sundays in his recliner yelling at the team as if he were on the sidelines coaching himself. He would rarely pass up an opportunity to spend time with family or friends or to indulge in a ice cold I.C Light. Though 57 years was not enough  with him, everyone can agree that there would never have been a right time for him to leave.  His family, while devastated, is taking time to reflect on the incredible memories they have made with him and encourage his friends and the community to do the same. Glassport will never again be the same without Ricky and we are forever grateful for his work within the community. Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 8  and a viewing will occur on Thursday from 9 to 10:30 at which time a funeral blessing will be held thereafter. Interment following at Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue. Following interment, there will be a celebration of life at Club #22 and all are welcome. 

Originally published May 06, 2024.

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