Richard Andrew Flack, born Nov. 1, 1952, as part of the first set of triplets ever born in the Sharon Hospital, has passed away.
Richard, 65, formerly of Farrell and West Middlesex, died Friday (May 11, 2018) after an extended illness in Southwestern Veterans Home, Pittsburgh.
He was a member of Boy Scouts Troop 10, Farrell, and earned the rank of Eagle Scout while inducted into the prestigious Order of the Arrow.
He graduated in 1970 from West Middlesex High School, where he was a member of the wrestling team.
Richard enlisted in the Army in 1972 and served until 1992, earning the rank of master sergeant.
He inherited the family home from his parents at 283 Bedford Road, West Middlesex, and went to work for the Shenango Township road maintenance crew.
An avid hunter and fisherman, he was a staunch rooter for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He was a member of Good Shephard, West Middlesex, and St. Ann's, Farrell, parishes. He was a life member of the Wheatland American Legion, Mercer VFW post and Slovak Club.
He was loved and will be greatly missed by: his brother, Robert; as well as uncles and aunts, including Jack and Natalie Flack, Sharpsville, Jenny Flack, Greenville, and Mick Chauka, Masury; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Joseph and Mary Flack, and his triplet sister, Paula.
His triplet brother, Father Robert "Lefty" Flack, O.F.M., will serve at a Mass of Christian Burial Thursday in Crescenz Medical Center, Philadelphia. He will be buried in Allegheny National Cemetery, Bridgeville, Pa., with full military honors, a 21-gun salute and "Taps."
The family requests donations be made to any veterans group in Richard's name.
Published on May 15, 2018