Richard A. Andreolli Sr., 71, of Meadow Lands, died Sunday, July 7, 2019 in the Washington Hospital.
He was born October 5, 1947 in Washington, a son of Dominic and Mary Vanek Andreolli. Following his mother’s death at an early age, he was raised by his grandparents, John and Mary Vanek.
Mr. Andreolli was a 1965 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School.
In 2002, he retired from Consolidated Coal Co. where he had worked as a coal miner for 30 years, in the Westland #2, Eighty Four and Bailey Mines. Most recently, he worked 12 years for the Perryman Company as an electrician, retiring April 5, 2019.
Mr. Andreolli was a member of the Bears Club in Meadow Lands and was an avid poker player and gardener.
His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and watching all of their sporting events.
On April 2, 1966, he married Donna Durish who survives.
Also surviving are three children, Sherri Flanagan (Scot) of Hickory, Richard A. Andreolli Jr. (Bobbi Jo Higgins) and Mark Andreolli (Brittany Naraskivitch) both of Meadow Lands; 10 grandchildren, Tim Flanagan, Richard III, Nathan and Travis Andreolli, Emily, Lauren and Caroline Shuba, Amanda Hoffman, Dominic Andreolli and Nathan Brezinski; two great grandchildren, Callie and Cole Flanagan; a son-in-law Mark Shuba of Simpsonville, SC; two sisters, Betty Ann Klanchessar of Portsmouth, NH and Nickie Andreolli of Washington; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a daughter, Terri Shuba; a grandson, Ryan Flanagan; a sister, Mary Ann Kelvington; and a brother, Dominic Andreolli.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Thursday in the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342, where services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 12, 2019.