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Richard D.
Wissolik

May 7, 1938 – December 9, 2020

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Dr. Richard D. Wissolik, 82, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, December 9, 2020. He was born May 7, 1938, in Etna, son of the late Frederick “Fritz” and Barbara Saginaw Wissolik. Prior to retirement, Dr. Wissolik was a professor of English Literature at St. Vincent College, Latrobe. He was the author of a number of books. The son of a WWI veteran and father of an Army Engineer Veteran, Dr. Wissolik built relationships with many area veterans through his books and classes. Sir Richard was Knighted by the English as a result of a discovery that he made on the Bayeux Tapestry, while completing his Doctorate. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Redilla Wissolik; a son, Damien (Elaine) Wissolik, of Gibsonia; a daughter, Erica Wissolik, of Washington, DC; three step-daughters: Tracey (Scott) Dowler, of Latrobe, Chrissy Scott, of Greensburg, and Kelly Scott, of Murrysville; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Richard D. Wissolik Scholarship fund, St. Vincent College, Office of Institutional Advancement, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650. For online condolences, visit BarnhartFuneralHome.com.

Visitation

When Saturday, December 12th, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Barnhart Funeral Home
Address
505 E. Pittsburgh St.
Greensburg, PA 15601

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When
Saturday, December 12th, 2020 2:00pm
Location
Barnhart Funeral Home
Address
505 E. Pittsburgh St.
Greensburg, PA 15601