Richard W. (Rich) Gruca

March 22, 1943 - November 22, 2019

Visitation: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, 2-4, 6-8 pm; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry.

Service: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, 10 am; St. Ferdinand Parish.

Richard (Rich) W. Gruca
Age 76, of Cranberry Twp., passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Born March 22, 1943, son of the late Walter and Anne Gruca. Beloved husband of Connie Gruca; loving father of Rick (Cindy) Gruca, Ron (Cindy) Gruca, and Tracy Barron; dear grandfather of Zach, Jacob, Ashley, Lauren, Justin, Emily and Will; great-grandfather of Jonathan; step-father of Lori (John), Robert (Ellie) and Ryan (Sherry); step grandfather of Hannah, Harlee, Ryan, and Roman; brother of Bill (Carol) Gruca, Bob (Pat) Gruca, Dolly Chavez, and Maryann (Johnny) Misencik. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret “Peg” Gruca.

Rich will be lovingly remembered for his strong faith, work ethic, and sense of humor. He was the life of every party, and would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need.

He enjoyed cooking, especially his homemade soups, gardening, fishing, and tackling many DIY projects.

Rich selflessly served his country in the United States Navy, and for that will be buried with full military honors.

Family and friends are welcome Tuesday from 2-4, 6-8 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 am at St. Ferdinand Parish. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Rochester, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rich’s name to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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  • Becky Lutz

    Connie, Bill, Carol. Thinking about you in this difficult time. Prayers

  • Richard Fenton

    May the Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this period of grief.

    Our family will truly miss “Uncle Rich”.

  • The Travis Family

    It’s with heavy hearts that we send this. Wishing we could be there to both celebrate his life and mourn his loss with you. With love for the family and honor for his life.

  • Paula Myers

    Although I didn’t know Richard it is evident from knowing his daughter Tracey that he had a good heart and was a good person. Tracey is a product of having a good father, her sense of humor and kindness is only learning through good parents. God Bless his soul and may God give the family peace in knowing he is resting in God’s arms.


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