Richard E. Archer

November 02, 1961 - March 24, 2023

Visitation: Tuesday 2-4PM and 6-8PM at DEVLIN Funeral Home, Inc. 806 Perry Hwy

Service: Wednesday 10 AM at St. John Neumann Church, Regina Coeli Parish

Richard E. Archer, 61, of Franklin Park, passed away on March 24, 2023. Son to Jane Houston Archer and the late Richard A. Archer; loving father to Richard “Rich” (Carol Luk) Archer, Meghan (PJ) Pavshak, Alex (Katherine) Archer, Ryan (Rachel Nafis) Archer; loving grandpa to Tyson Pavshak; husband of 30 years to Lynn Archer; Cherished son of Jane and brother to John (Kathy) Archer; and beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Rich’s highest priority was his children and grandchild.

He was a proud alumnus of Robert Morris University and Duquesne University. Rich spent the majority of his professional career in public accounting and was a Retired Partner from KPMG.

Rich was actively engaged with the Robert Morris University community. He was a long-standing member of the Board of Visitors of Rockwell School of Business. Rich also was a member of the University’s Board of Trustees and was recently appointed Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. In addition to establishing a scholarship fund, Rich gave generously of his time, talent, and treasure to impact many students’ lives. Rich was also very active in the Food Pantry community, volunteering several days a week.

Rich enjoyed many interests. He was a well-known silver historian and book collector. He had a passion for good bourbon, Cakebread Wine, fine dining and travel, especially with his children. He will be greatly missed.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4PM and 6-8 PM at DEVLIN Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy. Mass of Christian burial Wednesday at 10 AM at St. John Neumann Church, Regina Coeli Parish. Please consider making a donation in Rich’s name to the Richard E. Archer Memorial Fund.

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  • Mark Muller

    The heaviness of regret weighs upon me as I mourn the loss of my dear friend, Rich. It has been a year and a half since circumstances forced me to cancel our dinner, and now, he is no longer with us. The weight of this missed opportunity saddens me, knowing that I will never have another chance to reconnect with him again.

    Our high school days, now seem like distant echoes in the corridors of my mind. The camaraderie we fostered holds a special place within my heart.

    Regret fills me, reminding me of the importance of seizing every opportunity to connect with the people who bring joy and meaning into our lives. It serves as a poignant reminder to prioritize friendship over the fleeting distractions that life often presents.

    Though I cannot change the past, I can carry your memory and honor our friendship by valuing the connections I have today. I will never forget our adventures and the bond they created.

    Rest in peace, Rich, knowing that your friendship will forever be treasured within the depths of my soul.

  • F Chris Nelson

    Rich got me a job at Thrift Drug across from RMC when I needed a job. Always wondered how he got involved with a group of “bar boys” like us TKE’s, but proud he did. RIP Brother.

  • Judi Ellis

    Rich, you were a friend and my mentor for so many years. Thank you for being my rock. My prayers are with your family. I will miss you.

  • Teresa Fisher

    My prayers for peace for the family during this difficult time. I knew Rich in high school and am sorry that we did not meet again as adults. Travel safe my old friend

  • Ken Jones

    My deepest sympathy to Lynn, John and family. I knew Rich since kindergarten, Boy Scouts, ROTC. We had some good times. I ran into Rich at the Med Center the night our oldest was born and almost missed the big event as we talked. It was always great catching up, though were far and few between over the years. Rich was one of the smartest people I knew. He was as funny as he was successful. I have some great memories that I will hold dear to my heart. I know he made an impact on many. Rest with God my friend.

  • Jan Millet

    I have so many wonderful memories of Rich from high school. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

  • John Archer

    I love you man !

  • Taylor Casserly

    The Casserly family sends their deepest remorse and condolences. Much love to all of the Archer clan. Always here if you need us.

  • Rick Savarese

    This news breaks my heart. Rich was a quite giant leader. Rich and I worked at KPMG and was the reviewing Partner on many of the clients I worked with at KPMG. He always found the positive and had a great way of working with people. He made everyone feel valued. He was a treasure. My deepest condolences to Lynn and their children (he loved talking about his children!).

  • Eleanor (Kamenski) Pike

    My deepest condolences to Rich’s family. I have known Rich since kindergarten and we lived on the same street for years. He was an amazingly intelligent, funny and extremely kind person. I pray God will give his family strength, peace and love.

  • Yao Zhang

    It’s so sad to hear this news. Rick and I were discussing one MBA course at Robert Morris U at the beginning of this semester. He is such a nice person. Always knowledgeable and kind! I will miss him.

  • Marilyn Hayden Sinclair

    My heart breaks for you
    I have and always will love you

  • Mark and Debra Pallone

    Debra and I express our deepest condolences to Rich’s family. We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing. We had the great pleasure of getting to know Rich through RMU alumni and trustee activities, including a travel abroad to Italy a few years ago. Rich became an immediate friend and someone we knew to always be approachable, cheerful and welcoming to others. We shall miss him and consider it our privilege to have known him.

  • Jane Houston Archer

    I love you

  • Sharon Hafner

    Rich was such a kind, generous, funny guy. He was always a calm force during a crazy day at work. I worked with him at KPMG for many years and he was my last Performance Leader prior to leaving KPMG. Rich left his mark on anyone he was around and will be missed. He loved traveling and he loved his family. He was always talking about his kids. Hugs to his family


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