Richard A. Gash, age 80, of White Oak, died January 11, 2022, at Forbes Hospital. Born September 25, 1941, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Balint John and Margaret Hilda (Chontos) Gash and the husband of Joan (Kraus) Gash. Richard was a Navy Veteran and retired from Westinghouse Air Brake Company. He was a member of the PNA Lodge 352 in McKeesport as well as the White Oak American Legion Post 701. He cherished spending time with his grandchildren riding bikes, trips to the airport to watch the helicopters and planes, and then going to McDonald's. He enjoyed family cookouts on the deck of his daughter's home, listening to jazz music, and cheering for the Steelers.
In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by daughters, Justine (David) Philips and Krista Gash; grandsons, Jackson and Joey; brother, Dave (Marilyn) Gash. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph "Jay" Gash. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Angela of Merici Church on Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor.
Originally published January 14, 2022.