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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   

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Graveside Service
July 13, 2019

10:00 AM
SS Cyril and Methodius Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Nesquehoning, PA 18240


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

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