Richard J. "Rick" Waltman, 55, of Chicora, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home on Tuesday afternoon, December 17, 2019.
Richard was born in Butler on June 2, 1964. He was the beloved son of Bernard J. Waltman and the late Alice M. Pruss Waltman.
He was a 1982 graduate of Butler Area Senior High School. He attended Williamsport Area Community College and earned a degree in Machine Tool Technology. He then served as a private in the U.S. Army for six years. He was an active member of the St. Wendelin Parish in Carbon Center and the Chicora American Legion.
Richard enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and swimming. He also loved spending time with family and his beloved pets. He avidly watched the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates and enjoyed watching Westerns on tv. He frequently attended the activities and events of his Nieces and Nephews.
In addition to his father, Richard is survived by two brothers and four sisters, Cynthia A. Garcia of Myrtle Beach, SC, Dr. Bonnie J. Catalano and her husband, Roland, of West Friendship, MD, Daniel J. Waltman and his wife, Becky, of Fenelton, Mary A. Piwowarski and her husband, John, of Avon, IN, Timothy P. Waltman and his wife, Charlotte, of Fenelton, and Dr. Teena L. Waltman of Cranberry Twp; two Aunts, Frances Waltman of Chicora and Sally Pruss of Carnegie; a number of Nieces and Nephews, Andrew and Christie Garcia, Chris, Ryan, and Lauren Catalano, Daniel Waltman and Shelby Waltman Hites, Joseph, Kristen, and Marissa Piwowarksi, Brendan, Makayla, and Nathan Waltman, as well as several great nephews.
In addition to his mother, Richard was preceded in death by a nephew, Jerimiah D. Waltman.
Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Chicora, from 7 – 9 p.m. Friday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11:00 a.m. from St. Wendelin Roman Catholic Church, 210 St. Wendelin Rd., Butler, with the Rev. Matt McClain, church pastor, celebrant. Military honors will be accorded by the Chicora, Brady’s Bend and East Brady American Legion Posts immediately following Mass at the church. Interment will follow at St. Wendelin Cemetery. For additional information or to send a condolence, please visit www.hilefh.com.
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