Dick DickertFebruary 28, 1944 ~ June 23, 2017 (age 73)
Dick (Eugene J.) Dickert Jr., of Latrobe, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017. He was born Feb. 28, 1944, in Franklin, Pa. to the late Ruby Katherine (Finch) and Eugene J. Dickert Sr. He graduated from Franklin High School, Class of 1962, with his high school sweetheart, Cushie (Lucretia O'Claire). After earning an engineering degree, his first career was with Elliott Company in Jeannette. After his retirement from Elliott, he went on to his second "career" as a community-building consultant. Dick's passions were his family, which he created with his wife, Cushie, of 50-plus years, traveling to new places where he could experience the natural beauty in the world with family, friends and his camera, building memories and relationships at "The Farm"; and creating positive community improvements for groups, organizations, and individuals. His strong faith guided his choices in all aspects of his life including using his gift for helping people find and live their passions. His gift led to friendships and bonds he treasured. His felt completely blessed by his family. Dick and Cushie raised three daughters, Stacy (Mike) Dickert-Conlin, Julie (Ken) Jones, and Kim (Patrick) Dickert-Wallace. His legacy continues with his grandchildren, Natalie, Daniel, Libby, Lauren, Molly, Ruby, Clara and Charlie. Dick will also be sadly missed by his siblings, Tanny (Carol) Dickert and Sue (Bruce) Russell; his siblings-in-law, Sheila (Ken) Finch and Rick (Carol) O'Claire; many nieces and nephews, and his mother-in-law, Rita Finch. His extended family and friends-as-close-as-family goes far beyond those mentioned. Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 30, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, July 1, at Charter Oak Church, 449 Frye Farm Road, Greensburg, PA 15601 A celebration of Dick's life will follow at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Adelphoi Village in Latrobe, ParentWise of Greensburg, or Westmoreland Community College Education Foundation in Youngwood. KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME is entrusted with the arrangements.