Richard Vezzani, age 81 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away in his home on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Born September 10, 1937 in Blythedale, he was a son of the late Edward and Martha (Machek) Vezzani. A former pipe inspector at US Steel's National Tube Works in McKeesport who also worked as a school bus driver and at Vista Metals, Richard was a Vietnam War Veteran of the US Marine Corps and a member of St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Twp. With a quick wit and quick to make friends, Richard will be remembered by his family as the most kind-hearted and easy-going man they ever knew.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years Jean (Lee) Vezzani; his sister Patty (Don) Squibb of Elizabeth Twp.; his siblings-in-law Ret. USMC Gen. Paul (Dorothy) Lee of Dumfries, VA, Patty (Dan) Szabo of Elizabeth Twp., and Bob (Nancy) Lee of Franklin, TN; and also many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his father-in-law Paul Lee, Sr., mother-in-law Betty Lee, and brother-in-law Tom Lee. Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9:30 AM in St. Michael's Church with Fr. Thomas Wagner officiating. Procession and burial with military honors will follow to Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published October 11, 2018.