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Richard Carothers
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  • Holy Family Institute
    8235 Ohio River Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15202

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“My deepest sympathy to the entire Carothers family. I had the pleasure to work with Rich at USAirways PIT Res. I remember him bringing his paintings...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Marjorie Wiater - Mckees Rocks, PA

“Dear Mrs. Carothers and Family,My sincere sympathy on the loss of your husband and father.But what beautiful memories you must have of such a long...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Bernadine Skraba - Pittsburgh, PA

“RUTH. I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST RICH WAS A FRIEND FOR LIFE.WE DID SOME CRAZY THINGS TOGETHER LIKE THE TIME IN HARRISBURG IN A RECORD SHOP.BUY 10...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry to hear of Rich's passing. He was one of the nicest and funniest guys in our res office at US Airways. My very deepest sympathies to...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Nancy Morgan - Pfh, PA - Friend

“Ruth & Family,You have my deepest sympathy. Thinking of you at this time of sorrow. ”
5 of 31 | Posted by: Marcie Perilstein - Pittsburgh, PA

“I worked with Rich in reservations in the late 80s. We both worked afternoons and many times we sat next to each other. He was so much fun. His...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Pam Karalewich - Pittsburgh, PA

“Ruth, Damian, and Courtney, so sorry to hear about Richs' passing. We were young kids when we both met Rich as our manager at Burger King in North...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“With deepest sympathy to the family of Rich Carothers. I had the pleasure of working the overnight shift with Rich at US Airways and he was great at...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Delphine Brown - West Mifflin, PA

“Dear Ruth and family,So very sorry to hear about Rich. My prayers are with you. ”
9 of 31 | Posted by: Karen Ault - carnegie, PA

“My condolences. Rich was a great guy and very funny story teller. May he rest in peace.Skip Scheidter-Pittsburgh, PA ”
10 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences. Rich was a good guy and great story teller. RIP, Rich.Skip Scheidter ”
11 of 31 | Posted by: A friend


12 of 31 | Posted by: Marcee and Ray Matheny

“Sending love to you all. We are so very sorry for your loss, we will miss seeing Rich at trader jacks looking for treasures. Peace! ”
13 of 31 | Posted by: Carol and Dan Walker

“Susie, Melissa, and Rich's family. My deepest condolences to you in your time of loss. Sounds like humor and enthusiasm ran in the family. What...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Lorri Spada - Venetia, PA

“Melissa & Susie, I am so sorry to hear about Rich's passing. Prayers for you & the rest of the family. ”
15 of 31 | Posted by: Rosanne McQuade - Swissvale, PA

“Melissa and Suzie, My condolences and prayers to you and your family. Hugs!Colleen BrennanPlum ”
16 of 31 | Posted by: Colleen Owens Brennan - Plum Boro, PA

“Melissa, Suzie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you all, GOD Bless!! ”
17 of 31 | Posted by: Debbie Kiesel-Ryan - Pittsburgh, PA

“Ruth and Family: Rich brought tons of fun and laughter to my service to your family as your realtor. I can still hear him telling those great...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Madge Hamel - Allison Park, PA

“Ruth, I was so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.~Debbie Murgia King ”
19 of 31 | Posted by: Debbie King - Pittsburgh, PA

“Rich was loved by everyone! He made friends so easily and treasured them for life! Rich will be remembered and missed by all his "doowop" record...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Corvette Lori - Cape Coral, FL

“Melissa, I'm so sorry for your loss. Know you and your family are in my prayers. ”
21 of 31 | Posted by: Patti Woods - Oakdale, PA

“Rich was a great guy and had a great knowledge of Classic Rock and Roll Music . I enjoyed listening to music he played at the Old Record Collecters...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: David Friedman - Pittsburgh, PA

“I am so very sorry for your loss. It's been many years but I remember one evening a bunch oh us spent in your Dad's basement. Was so much fun, your...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Bev George - Pittsburgh, PA

“Please except my condolences on the death of your loved one. PJJ. ”
24 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“May it comfort you to know how much richer his life was because of your love. ”
25 of 31 | Posted by: Randi Kwiatkowski - WEXFORD, PA

“Dear Melissa and all of Rich's family,My sincere sympathies on the passing of Rich.I was surprised to meet him again at Doo Wop events after old days...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Cindy Di Bello - Pgh., PA

“I am so sadden by his passing. I always thoroughly enjoyed my interactions with Rich. He was an interesting and impressive soul and will be sorely...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Melissa Sheptak - Evans City, PA

“Rich was a great guy. He could talk about everything and anything with humor and usually did. He will be sorely missed. ”
28 of 31 | Posted by: Barbara Hinkle - Moon Two., PA

“Isaiah25: 8 tells us he God will swallow up death forever. ”
29 of 31 | Posted by: C T

“One of the sweetest,funniest men I have ever known. I worked with Rich for many years on the overnights at Usairways and there was never a dull...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Laurel Friday - Hickory, NC

“I worked w/ Rich @ USAirways and he definitely was a great story teller..........he was the nicest person.........even @ our PIT RES Reunion last...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Linda Stewart - Canonsburg, PA


Age 70, originally from Sheraden, but later Hopewell, has passed away peacefully after a brave struggle with synovial sarcoma on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 49 years Ruth Carothers; his son Damon Carothers and daughter Courtney Carothers and son-in-law Jason Kwiatkowski; his two sisters, Susan and Melissa Carothers; goddaughter Jennifer Matheny and her husband (Jason); as well as his two wonderful granddaughters, Sola and Annika Kwiatkowski who were the absolute joy of his life; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rich was a collector of early rock-n-roll records and had an intense love of music. He was an original part of the Pittsburgh DooWop scene and is beloved by many of his fellow collectors. He traveled to car shows every year since the 60's and enjoyed driving more than any other hobby. At age 50 he began painting and created over 100 works of art, and was featured at the Shadyside Art Festival. In addition to all of that Rich was one of the funniest and most entertaining people who ever lived. He could tell a story like no one else and his family and friends will miss him immensely.

The Carothers Family looks forward to seeing friends, extended family, classmates from Holy Innocents High School, former co-workers and fellow service men.