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436 Cedar Avenue
Scranton, PA 18505
Phone: (570) 343-2212
Fax: (570) 961-2326
Richard Olechna

Richard P. Olechna

January 18, 1940 - November 28, 2020
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Richard P. Olechna of the East Mountain section of Scranton passed away Saturday November 28, 2020 at Geisinger Community Medical Center following a brief illness. His loving wife of 58 years, the former Maureen Bauer, was by his side.
Born in Scranton he was the son of the late Peter and Mary Guziel Olechna. Upon completing his education at Scranton Technical High School, Richard enlisted in the Army National Guard where served honorably for 6 years. He worked as an auto mechanic for the majority of his career. Ten years prior to retirement he joined the Scranton School District maintenance department.

Richard was a kind, quiet, and generous man who loved spending time on his deck with his children and grandchildren. He took great pride working in his garden and tending to his cherished roses. Richard hunted earlier in life, enjoyed countless fishing trips with family and friends, and traveling with his wife. He was a steady, worthy competitor at horseshoes and shuffleboard as a Gold Card member of the GAF at Waldorf Park. He was also a member of Holy Name of Jesus Church.

In addition to the love of his life, Richard is survived by his beloved family; sons, Richard M. Olechna and wife Sharon, Robert Olechna and wife Lisa, all of Scranton; daughter Christine Nealon and husband Martin, Roaring Brook Twp; grandchildren, Heather Barletta and husband Chris, Lindsey Refice and husband Michael, Richard W. Olechna; Robert M. Olechna and wife Sophia, James R, Olechna and wife Sarah; Patrick, Martin, and Rylie Nealon; great-grandchildren James, Rowan, and Brooks; brother Robert Olechna, East Haven, Connecticut; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by, brothers John, Frank, and Edward Olechna;
sisters Helen Fritz, Stella Olechna, Mary Kusy, Wanda Lukiewski, Anna Young,
and Dorothy Siekierka.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:30 am in Holy Name of Jesus Church, 1414 E. Elm St., Scranton. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends and family may pay their respects Friday from 10 am until Mass time. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced and masks will be required. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd., PA 19104.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave. Scranton.
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  • Visitation

    December 4, 2020 | 10:00am - 10:30am
    December 4, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am
    Holy Name of Jesus Church
    1414 E Elm St
    SCRANTON, PA 18505
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    Social distancing guidelines will be enforced and masks will be required.
  • Service

    December 4, 2020 | 10:30am
    December 4, 2020 10:30am
    Holy Name of Jesus Church
    Corner of East Elm and Froude Ave
    SCRANTON, PA 18505
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    Social distancing guidelines will be enforced and masks will be required.


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Natalie and Gene Kurey

Posted at 10:23pm
We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Sending our most sincere condolences.
Natalie and Gene Kurey

Debra Klembara

Posted at 01:43pm
Aunt Maureen, Rick, Christine, Rob and Family:

I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your loving memories of the times you have shared. Remember he is always in your heart. He was such a sweet, kind and gentle soul...he will be missed. Love and prayers to all of you.

Mike & Deb Klembara

Marianne Green

Posted at 01:28pm
We are so sorry for your loss. With sincere sympathy, Wally & Marianne Green

Deborah Rodgers

Posted at 07:44am
Very sorry for your loss. I remember many good times at the house with everyone. Debbie (Melvin) Rodgers

Posted at 07:01am
Maureen I am deeply sorry on. The passing of Rich . I over my prayers for you and your children and grandchildren and their families . I am truly sorry Eleanor Melvin

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