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Official Obituary of

Richard J. Markette

March 23, 2024

Richard Markette Obituary

Richard J. Markette, age 66, of McKeesport, died at home on March 23, 2024.  Born September 12, 1957, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Otto and Dolores (Kappler) Markette and husband of Barbara (Peterson) Markette.

Throughout his life, Richard found joy in the simple things, whether tending to his patients with care and compassion at the hospital or scavenging for scrap metal in his spare time.  Richard was not only a skilled caregiver but also an active member and steward of Teamsters Local 926, where he found camaraderie and support among his peers.  His dedication extended beyond the workplace, as he dedicated his time to coaching his son in Little League, fostering a love for sports and teamwork.

A lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan, Richard cheered on his favorite team through wins and losses, finding solace and excitement in the game.  He also had a fondness for classic rock music, a passion that brought joy and harmony to his life.

In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by children, Anthony (Angela) Markette, Adam (Amanda Zilko) Markette, and Kaila Markette; grandchildren, Bella, Jarrett, Addison, and Isabella; siblings, Gary Markette and Sue Kurey.  He is also survived by nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Richard was also preceded in death by his best friend, Fred Grossi.  Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, March 28, 2024, from noon until the funeral service at 4 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association at  Condolences and memories may be shared at
Charles Danforth, Supervisor

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March 28, 2024

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Willig Funeral Home & Crematory
220 9th St.
McKeesport, PA 15132

Funeral Service
March 28, 2024

4:00 PM
Willig Funeral Home & Crematory
220 9th St.
McKeesport, PA 15132


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