Richard Miller Orczeck, 71, of Waterford, PA, was called home by our Saviour on March 13, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. Born December 3, 1938, at his family home in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, PA, he was a son of the late Cyrus Carl and Mildred Miller Orczeck. On December 3, 1959, in Irwin, PA, he married Janice Loraine Kelly, who survives.
Orczeck, Richard MillerDick graduated from Greensburg High School in 1956, and had worked for Bucyrus Erie, Troyer Construction Equipment, and was a MAC Tool Distributor for 27 years. He was a member of New Ireland United Methodist Church, F & AM Delta Lodge #425 Tulsa Oklahoma, Zem Zem Shriners, and the Historical Construction Equipment Association. He was a former member of Harrold Zion Lutheran Church in Greensburg, PA. Dick had been involved in 4-H for many years, including a 4-H leader for over 35 years. He enjoyed traveling and restoring with his antique equipment.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother, a sister, Helen Wolfgang, a brother-in-law, Robert Coking, a niece, Carol Coking, and a nephew, Dwayne Coking. Dick will be sadly missed by his wife of 50 years, Janice Loraine Kelly Orczeck; three sons, Scott (Linda) Orczeck of Springfield, TN, Dr. Shawn (Laura) Orczeck of Roaring Spring, PA, Seth (Michelle) Orczeck of Bradford, PA; six grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Grace Coking of Belle Vernon, PA, and Mary Catherine (Ernest) DeNale, of Rockford, IL; a brother, Larry Orczeck of Greensburg, PA, and many nieces and nephews.
???? have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith???? 2 Timothy 4:7. Friends and family will be received at the New Ireland United Methodist Church, Rt. 6 (2 miles east of Mill Village), Union City, PA, on Monday from 1 to 9:00 p.m. A courtesy Masonic service by Eureka Lodge #366 will be on Monday at 7:00 p.m. Friends and family will also be received at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc, Rt. 136, Madison, PA on Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday at the Harrold Zion Lutheran Church, 671 Baltzer Meyer Pike, Greensburg, PA, from 10 to 11:00 a.m. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Free officiating. Interment will follow in the Harrold Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice, 2253 West Grandview Boulevard, Erie PA 16506, Shriner?????s Children?????s Hospital, 1645 West 8th St.,Erie, PA 16505, New Ireland United Methodist Church, 15055 Willey Rd, Union City, PA 16406, or to a charity of ones choice.