Richard “Rich” Paul Hrotic

Richard “Rich” Paul Hrotic

BIRTH: 11/09/1942

DEATH: 02/11/2020

Richard “Rich” Paul Hrotic, 77, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2020, following a lengthy, courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.

Rich was born November 9, 1942, to Paul and Margaret (Dancek) Hrotic.  He was a lifelong resident of Beaver County. Rich graduated from New Brighton High School, and went on to serve a 4-year term in the United States Air Force, stationed in Taiwan for a period. Following a 38-year career as a machinist with Westinghouse-Cutler Hammer Corporation, Rich retired to enjoy his family and many interests.

Known to many as a great golfer, Rich participated in numerous golf leagues and tournaments, and achieved a rare hole-in-one on two separate occasions. He enjoyed regional notoriety for playing in and winning tennis tournaments, running marathons, and playing ice hockey for the Geritol Jets in a Beaver County hockey league. He was also an avid fisherman. He was a longtime member of the Highland VFW. Those who had the privilege to know Rich will remember him as a fun-loving and caring husband, father, and friend.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Bonnie L. (Paxton) Hrotic; son and daughter-in-law, Shawn Hrotic and Nikki Randall; granddaughter, Zoey Jane Hrotic; sister, Patricia A. (Hrotic) Kolumban, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mark and Nanci (Paxton) Miller; several nieces and nephews; and many close friends.

Friends and family will be received on Friday, February 14, 2020, from 1pm-6pm at the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home, 117 Blackhawk Rd., Chippewa Twp., PA.


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Cyndi Hodgson McClain from Darlington, PA wrote on February 16, 2020 at 4:54 pm:
Bonnie, We are saddened to hear of the passing of your husband. Our prayers are with you during this storm of bereavement.
Cheryl R. Biasucci from Beaver wrote on February 15, 2020 at 8:46 pm:
my prayers are with you dear Bonnie
Linda Hurbanek from Southport, NC wrote on February 15, 2020 at 5:50 pm:
Sending prayers during this difficult time for you and your family.
Mike and Mary Jane Hudak from Leesburg,Florida wrote on February 15, 2020 at 4:42 pm:
Bonnie we are so very sorry for your loss! Rich will be remembered fondly by Mike and myself. Praying for you and your family in this very hard time ! Memories will help . Please take care Bonnie!! Sincerely Mike MaryJane Hudak
Linds ierace from Beaver falls wrote on February 15, 2020 at 2:05 am:
Bonnie, So sorry to hear about your loss . I hope your wonderful memories will help to heal. You and your families pain . May he rest in peace
Marie and Ed Chunchick from The Villages Fl wrote on February 15, 2020 at 1:54 am:
We are so sorry to hear this news Bonnie. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Nancy Shebish from Beaver Falls, PA wrote on February 14, 2020 at 4:59 pm:
Rich was so much fun, always up for a good time. Every time I hear the song “Shout” I think of him dancing and smiling!
Bridget from Beaver falls wrote on February 13, 2020 at 4:40 am:
Love you Bon. Rich was an amazing man and will always be remembered. I truly adored caring for him for the time I was at St John's. God Bless you and may he surround you with peace, love, and light.
Breian from Ellwood City wrote on February 12, 2020 at 11:01 pm:
Rich will always be remembered as a witty, friendly, and caring guy!! So glad I got to know him all these years!! Must include very handsome!!! He is surely going to be missed!!
George from Hopewell wrote on February 12, 2020 at 4:27 pm:
My best friend for over 40 years. As a result of his battle with Alzheimer's I lost him years ago. I am so thankful he is at peace. Always my friend.
Frank and Kathleen Ciganik from Lewes, De. wrote on February 12, 2020 at 3:57 pm:
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

I will always remember the times spent fishing with cousin Rich and Uncle Paul and how Rich would assemble and modify those model cars.
Jackie K Wood from East Palestine wrote on February 12, 2020 at 1:45 pm:
I'm so sorry Bonnie. Rich has been a part of our family for along as I can remember. Mom and I are sending you Prayers and love.
Love Aunt Nancy and Jackie Kay