Richard C. ''Dick'' Wingerter, 77, of Belle Vernon, died at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Born in Erie, PA on January 21, 1940, he was the son of the late Elmer Theodore and Irene (Klick) Wingerter.
Dick graduated from Erie Cathedral Prep and also graduated from Gannon College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. He was a Professional Engineer and worked for Allegheny Energy for 40 plus years, retiring on October 1, 2002. He was an active member of the Church of St. Anne, the Holy Name Society and was a Eucharistic Minister to the elderly and homebound. He was also a volunteer at the Rostraver Food Bank. He mentored and coached many children in the BVA Youth Football and Wrestling programs and founded the Belle Vernon Youth Wrestling Program. Dick loved spending time with his family and his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joyce (McCall) Wingerter; children, Dave (Arlene) Wingerter, Mark (Pamela) Wingerter, Lynda Kusnierz, Ken (Shaun) Wingerter and Ruth Campbell; grandchildren, Devin & Corey Wingerter, Lacey, Tim & Brittany Wingerter, Brandon & Jessica Kusnierz, Karson, Hannah &Erica Wingerter and Megan, Zachary & Amanda Campbell; siblings, Tom Wingerter, Ron Wingerter, Ed Wingerter, Joanne Murosky and Ray Wingerter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Wingerter.
Friends will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the James C. Stump Funeral Home Inc., 580 Circle Drive, Belle Vernon/Rostraver Township (724-929-7934) www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com where a Blessing Service will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of St. Anne, 1870 Rostraver Road, Belle Vernon, PA with Rev. Vincent J. Gigliotti as celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to either the Rostraver Food Bank, P O Box 1021, Belle Vernon, PA 15012 or the St. Anne Holy Name Scholarship Fund, 1870 Rostraver Road, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.
Rostraver Food Bank
PO BOX 1021, Belle Vernon PA 15012
St. Anne Holy Name Scholarship Fund
1870 Rostraver Road, Belle Vernon PA 15012