Richard Charles Ogurchock

October 29, 1951 ~ January 6, 2019 (age 67)

Richard Charles Ogurchock, 67, of Lower Burrell passed away peacefully at home at 8am on Sunday, January 6, 2019 after a lengthy battle with ALS. Born October 29th, 1951 in New Kensington to the late Charles W. and Vera C. (Pomykala) Ogurchock, he lived in Lower Burrell his entire life.

A 1969 graduate of Burrell High School, Richard served as a Lower Burrell police officer from 1978, retiring in 2005 as Detective Lieutenant after his diagnosis. In addition to spending time with his family and grandchildren, Richard enjoyed working on home improvement projects, boating at Logan’s Ferry, watching Steelers games, playing cards, traveling, cooking, feeding his fish, and watching true crime shows, as well as America’s Funniest Videos. He will be remembered for his strength, love, smile, wisdom, and always putting others before himself, even through his own struggles. He was a member of FOP Lodge 39.

Surviving is his wife of 38 years, Harriet Anne (Rhoades) Ogurchock; daughter, Pamela Sue (Daniel) Harris of Peters Twp.; son, Michael Phillip (Jolene) Ogurchock of Upper Burrell; grandsons, Rocko Charles and Kyle Benjamin Harris; granddaughter, Ellie Jo Ogurchock; mother-in-law, Regina Rhoades of New Kensington, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Loretta Gazda of Plum and Alberta Echon of Lower Burrell.

Viewing will be Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD, 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 10 am with Rev. Doug Crump officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. The Fraternal Order of Police will assemble on Wednesday at 7:30 PM to hold a service for their late member.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the ALS Association, 416 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15209.

Donations may be made to:

The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter
416 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15209
Tel: 1-412-821-3254

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