Richard “Dick” V. Gavazzi

Richard “Dick” V. Gavazzi, age 88, of Apple Street, Weedville, PA passed away, Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at his home.

Born on January 25, 1929 in Weedville, PA, he was the son of the late Gino and Bema (Malfer) Gavazzi.

He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War, where Dick was awarded a Purple Heart.

In 1954 he married Grace (Benny) Gavazzi. She survives.

He retired from Airco Speer in St. Mary’s after 38 years of service.

He was a member of the James J. Patterson Post 813 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of the Weedville American Legion Post 978 and the Falls Creek Eagles. He was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Force, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing horseshoes. He was the Jay Township Auditor for 40 years and was active in the Elk County Township Official Association.

He is survived by four children (Mary Ann Maholtz of Prospect, PA; Debbie Giovanini and her husband Bob of Weedville, PA; Pam Gavazzi of Weedville, PA; Richard Gavazzi and his wife Chris of St. Mary’s, PA) one brother (Eugene Gavazzi and his wife Dolly of St. Mary’s, PA) six grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

There will be no public visitation.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at a later date.

Memorials may be placed with Hahne Cancer Center and/or Penn Highlands Hospice, 100 Hospital Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801 and/or Bennett’s Valley Ambulance Association, 12479 Bennett’s Valley Highway, Penfield, PA 15845.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc.

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