Richard A. Stokoski

April 15, 1958 - May 06, 2020

Visitation: Due to the current Coronavirus situation, visitation and services are private. Memorial mass will be held at a later date

Richard A. Stokoski of Adams Township passed away on Wednesday May 6, 2020. He was born on April 15, 1958 in New Kensington, PA. Beloved husband of Michele (Trach) Stokoski, loving father of Melissa, Emily and Bethany, son of Rose (Nicklus) Stokoski and the late William Stokoski, Jr, son-in-law of Veronica Trach and the late George A. Trach. He is survived by two aunts, Lillian Sepelyak and Mary Carrai, and five cousins who were like brothers to him: Michael Sepelyak, Robert Sepelyak, Philip Carrai, Kevin Carrai and Gary Carrai. Rich is also survived by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was a 1976 graduate of Valley High, a 1980 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a 1991 Graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where he earned an MBA. He was an employee of Alcoa for 30 years, starting in Pittsburgh and moved to work in locations in Michigan and Texas. He ended his career in the Pittsburgh office on the North Shore. Rich was passionate about cars and owned a 1984 Porsche 944. He was a member of the Porsche Club, took professional driving lessons and enjoyed high-speed driving on racetracks in Michigan and Ohio. He enjoyed music and was a trumpet player with a band in the 1970’s and 80’s. Rich also enjoyed playing tennis, competing in singles and doubles matches for over 20 years. He participated for several years on a senior rowing team through the Three Rivers Rowing Association in Pittsburgh. Rich was a member of St. Kilian Catholic Church in Cranberry Township. He loved his dog Spanky, his trusted pet for 16 years. He was a big Pittsburgh sports fan and enjoyed attending Pirates and Penguins games. He always looked forward to his annual vacation trip with his wife and daughters. Rich will be sadly missed by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and St. Kilian Catholic Church. Due to the current Coronavirus situation, visitation and services are private. Memorial mass will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Twp.

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  • Don Feather

    Michele – I was shocked and saddened when I heard about Rich. A true gentleman and an outstanding person. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Mike and Barb Cicholski

    Michele and Family. We are so sorry To hear this news. Rich was a great person and such a fun guy. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your Family.

  • Robert Salnick

    So very sorry to hear this. I remember racing Rich and his Saab 9000 on the Red Belt with my 1978 Camano. He was a great guy.

  • Mark mateya

    He was one of the “Eight if Hearts” Sad to hear this news. He was a good trumpet player.

  • Ruth Ann and Don Cowell

    Dear Michelle and family,
    Our hearts are heavy today with the news of Rich’s passing. Always pleasant, always smiling and always a gentleman, that’s the way we will remember him.

  • Ray Mann

    Dear Michele and Family.
    Very sorry to hear about RICH. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these hard times.

  • Lisa Ligouri

    Michelle and family,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Rich. His life was cut way too soon. I remember him while working at Alcoa – he was so pleasant and nice all the time .

    You will all be in my prayers and may all the memories you have help to heal your heart.

    Lisa Ligouri


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