Richard F. "Rich" Farich


Richard F. “Rich” Farich, 79 of Washington, formerly of Yukon, PA died Saturday-September 8, 2018 at 12:46 p.m. at the Washington Hospital.  He was born November 14, 1938 in Yukon the son of the late Matthew & Bertha Persin Farich.  Mr. Farich was a 1956 graduate of South Huntingdon High School and was Catholic by faith. He served in the United States Army & Air National Guard from 1962 until 1967.  He was employed for 39 ½ years as an Engineering Specialist for Westinghouse Science & Technology Center until his retirement. 

Mr. Farich enjoyed boating, camping and fixing old cars and trucks.  He was known as a mechanical genius and a perfectionist.  He could fix anything.  Mr. Farich was also a great teacher of auto mechanics, a great story teller and a wonderful family man who loved people.  No one was a stranger to him and he made friends easily. 

Mr. Farich held many patents within his work.  He was a world leader in the area of specialty optical grinding and polishing of exotic materials.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge # 22.  Mr. Farich was also very proud of his Croatian Heritage.

On June 20, 1998 he married Shirley K. Krehel who survives.  Also surviving are his children; Michael L. Farich of South Huntingdon, Jill (Tod) Oblak of Pittsburgh and John R. Farich of California, a sister; Becky Bobich of Jacobs Creek, PA, 5 grandchildren; Matthew Farich, Nicholas Farich, Samuel Farich, Merideth Farich and Emily Oblak. 

Mr. Farich is also survived by his loyal companion; “Ryder” the family cat who will miss him dearly.   

In addition to his father and mother, Mr. Farich was preceded in death by a daughter; Kathleen Farich who died at birth.     

Friends will be received on Thursday-September 13, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson at E. Katherine Avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday-September 14, 2018 in the funeral home.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Washington Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 66 Eighty-Four PA 15330.  Condolences may be expressed at