75, of Margate, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on January 25, 2018. Richard was born March 27, 1942 in Philadelphia where he grew up and graduated from South Philadelphia High School. Rich spent his summers at the Jersey Shore where he was a lifeguard on 88th Street in Sea Isle City. It was here, where he met his beloved wife, Carol. He worked as a Carpenter and was in the union for many years. He eventually retired to Margate and was an avid fisherman. He loved fishing and crabbing with his sons, grandkids and dock buddies. He was always quick to remind everyone who returned to the dock with their catch that none of their fish were close to the size of the immortal “Bubba”. He loved and never missed the daily 3:30pm comedy act that was “Sunset Bay Marina”. He enjoyed spending his Sundays in the shed with his sons watching the Eagles.
Richard is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Carol, of 58 years; his sons, Richard, Jr. (Nancy) and Gregory, Sr. (Tracy); his grandchildren, Ashley (Bill), Jeffrey, Jr., Gregory, Jr., Chelsea, AnnaLisa; and his great grandchildren, Billy, Jr. and Rilynn. He is preceded in death by his youngest son, Jeffrey Pedano, Sr. He was a friend to all, and will be missed by many.
Services will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Holy Trinity Parish: Blessed Sacrament in Margate, NJ where family and friends may call after 9:30am until 11:00am. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am. Interment will be private.