Richard A. Wisinski, 74, of McKean, died Thursday, May 21, 2015 at his home. He was born in Erie on June 21, 1940, the son of the late Joseph and Genevieve (Rozenek) Wisinski.
He graduated from Tech Memorial in 1958. After graduation, he proudly served in the US Army.
His volunteer work throughout his life included: Fire police at McKean Hose Co. Fire Dept. and Religious Education teacher at St. Francis Xavier Church. He was very instrumental in starting the Little League Organization in McKean where he later coached. Richard was a member of the Waterford American Legion where he served as the Sgt. at Arms.
Richard worked at Erie City Ironworks for 36 years until he retired in 1995. After retirement, he went on to work for the General McLane School District and Mason Farms Pumpkin Town.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Edinboro.
Richard had a huge collection of pictures and stories of early McKean history including the one room school houses that he once attended. He was also an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Josephine Wisinski Swartwood and a sister, Patricia Windsor.
Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Suzanne (Wardinski) Wisinski; four sons, Richard Wisinski, Jr. of California, John Wisinski of Erie, Joseph Anthony “Tony” and his wife, Pam, and Steven Wisinski all of Tennessee; six grandchildren, Malik, Treyton, Braison, Rylan, Lif, and Lynsay; three sisters, Nancy Quinn of Erie, Jeannie (Frank) Myers of McKean, and Marilyn Eickley of Edinboro; also, many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Richard will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
Family and friends may call at the Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 210 Erie Street, Edinboro, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 128 Sunset Dr, Edinboro, on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Daniel Hoffman officiating.
Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family c/o Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory. To send condolences please visit www.gluntfuneralhome.com.