Richard Joseph Pacchioli, Sr., 81 of Palmer Twp. and Lakeville, PA passed away Saturday April 7, 2012 in Moravian Village, Bethlehem, with his family by his side.
He was born on August 23, 1930 in Easton a son of the late Anthony and Anna LaGuardia Pacchioli.
Richard and his wife, the former Fay Kantner celebrated 59 years of marriage together on August 2nd. He started his career as a photographer working with his father at Pacchioli Photo Studio in Easton. He served our country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict as a medical photographer at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He served as head of the Photography Department at Dixie Cup - American Can for 30 years until his retirement in 1986.
He loved to hunt and fish with his best friends. He earned a world record in Canada for catching the largest Lake Trout on a 14# test line. He was a devoted family man who loved boating at his home on Lake Wallenpaupack. He spent many years with his wife on Marco Island, Florida during the winter months.
Richard was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Palmer Twp. He also was a member of the Fleas Club, NRA, American Legion, Heights AA and the Over The Hill Motorcycle Club.
In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his son Richard Pacchioli, Jr. and wife Ingrida of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.; daughters Rhonda Pacchioli of Williams Township, Rita Gencarelli and husband Michael of Bethlehem Township; a sister Gloria Pacchioli-Davis of Allentown; a brother Thomas Pacchioli, Sr. of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and grandchildren Luca Pacchioli, Jena and Demi Kostishion and Nicole Gencarelli. A sister Helen and a brother Anthony preceded Richard in death.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the Morello Funeral Home, Inc., 3720 Nicholas St. Palmer Twp. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00am in the funeral home. Interment will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, Palmer Twp. Online condolences may be offered at www.morellofuneralhome.com