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Richard Carl Rehatchek

October 17, 1938 ~ July 4, 2019 (age 80)
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Richard C. Rehatchek, 80, of Coaldale, entered into eternal rest Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Weatherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Weatherly. Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Harvilla) Rehatchek. He was employed as a grinder for Stanley Vidmar in Allentown for 30 years. He was also an assistant manager for the former JJ Newberry’s in Lansford. He was a United States Army Veteran. He was of the Catholic Faith. Richard attended many Nascar races and ran many bus trips to the see the Philadelphia Eagles games. He was also a member of the Coaldale VFW Post 6982.  He will be deeply missed by his family and his fury friend Jeffery.


Surviving is a sister Patricia Orsulak with whom he resided in Coaldale; a niece Lori Dacey; a nephew John Orsulak; great nieces and nephews Christina, Olivia, and Emma Dacey and Cody and Morgan Orsulak.


He was also preceded in death by brothers Daniel and Tommy.



A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. in SS Cyril and Methodius Cemetery, Nesquehoning with Father Allen Hoffa officiating. A Military Service will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in his name to the Carbon County Animal Shelter, 63 Broad St, Nesquehoning, PA 18240. Online condolences at   

Donations may be made to:

Carbon County Animal Shelter
63 Broad St., Nesquehoning PA 18240
Tel: 1-570-325-4828

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