Bock Funeral Home

1500 Mt. Royal Boulevard
Glenshaw, PA 15116
412-486-8500

Obituaries:

Richard A. Santelli

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Rich (aka Fliprock, Ricardo, Richie, Chee) Santelli died peacefully at the age of 49 on Saturday, June 27th, 2020.  He had been battling Sepsis and pneumonia for 30 days in the Cardiovascular ICU at Passavant Hospital.  A lover of the arts, Rich attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Design from LaRoche College.  Rich grew interested in construction when he worked for Georgia-Pacific in Philadelphia.  He became skilled as a laborer in the areas of flooring, custom windows, carpeting, drywall, and demolition.  Rich was known best for his quick wit, carefree attitude, and musical ability.  He is the loving son of Kathleen A. Santelli and Robert J. Santelli (deceased); brother of Wendy Santelli Hunt (Daniel Hunt); proud uncle of Jamison (7) and Dempsey (5) Hunt and nephew of Anthony and Pauline Santelli.  The family will receive friends at the Bock Funeral Home, Ltd. 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw on Sunday, July 5th, from 12:00 - 6:00 P.M, where a blessing service will be held at 6:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the family. 

Condolences

Linda Zeh Dolan 29-Jun-2020 01:16 PM

Kathie and Wendy, there are simply no words to express our sorrow for your loss adequately. Know that our thoughts, our love, and our prayers are with you both. May Rich Rest In Peace with his heavenly family and may you find peace he will always be with you in your hearts and memories. Love, Linda, Rick and Sarah

Nadine zeh 29-Jun-2020 03:56 PM

My heart aches for you at the passing of your beloved son. I pray that Jesus wraps you in His arms as He shepherds your son into the peace of Heaven. RIP 🙏

jennifer 30-Jun-2020 09:23 AM

My prayers, ,my thoughts and my heart are with you.

Jane Moeller-Francioni 30-Jun-2020 03:50 PM

Kathy and Wendy and family. I was so sorry to hear about Richie’s passing.
My thoughts and prayers are for you all.
May he live forever in your memories and in your heart.
God bless.

Tom Koedel 01-Jul-2020 03:27 PM

Kathy, so sorry for your loss, prayers for you and family.

Diane Hamley 02-Jul-2020 06:48 AM

Dear Santelli family,
I was so saddened to read of Richard's passing. Though I haven't seen him since I had him in class at Wilson St. he was truly a handsome man. He always had a quick wit, even as a child, and he kept me on my toes in my early teaching days. I will keep you in my thoughts. Sincerely, Diane Hamley

Ralph and Lisa Deramo 04-Jul-2020 05:23 PM

So very sorry for the loss of Rich. Our thoughts and prayers are with you💔

Susan Ferra 04-Jul-2020 08:17 PM

My deepest condolences

Susan Ferra 04-Jul-2020 08:20 PM



On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 8:11 PM Susan Ferra wrote:
My Dearest Kathleen & family,
It felt like I knew Rich a lot longer than approximately two months he worked on my loft until he could no longer work. I so wish I knew what to do . Kathleen knows and has seen the beautiful work he was doing. I appreciative that he came everyday seven days a week. It’s easy to get to know someone in an open loft with no where to go.
I fortunately got to hear so many beautiful stories about his love for his family.
I have written Kathleen novels of special and specific memories he shared with me. I loved his spirit so much that I couldn’t help but ask more questions because during the quarantine it was such a devastating time it was lovely to hear such expression of a man with so much respect for the love he has for his mom and for this special little guy Jamison that he could never talk enough about!
His stories had so much detail it was like listening to someone reading a book.
He really was a good guy and so lucky to have met him and his mom.
I’m also honored that he was able to help me by taking on fixing botch jobs. I will never have to redo what he beautifully fixed ever again.

He will always be a fixture in my loft with much gratitude.

I have depression anxiety and everything that goes along with it. When he came it motivated me to get out of bed and try to get little things done. Even doing research was a lot for me.

When he got here I would make tea. I would make him a cup of sugar!!! LOL.
He liked an apple cinnamon chai tea with sugar from the sugar bag and 4 tablespoons of creamer.

Going on five years my loft is still left with unfinished projects. He never judged me always treated me with respect care and kindness. He had a lot of compassion that is sometimes not well received because I’m very open about mental disease.

I don’t worry or care about being judged. If he was going to be at my loft I couldn’t hide it.
Actually, I think that made him feel more comfortable because he told me a lot of his clients have not been kind.
He said he would be sweating and out of water and wasn’t offered a drink.

People are cold and not kind. What happened to ‘please’ & ‘thank you’?

Basic manners never hurt anyone. Pleasantries never hurt anyone. In fact, all of those things should be automatic to people if not try to make an effort. It always will make you and someone smile and may even feel good!

We talked about things like that a lot. That there are so many..... out there.

I told him we can’t change anyone. They are obviously unhappy people. Happy people don’t treat people the way you wouldn’t want to be treated.

Is that one of Kathleen’s quotes?

I can go on & on about what a super guy Rich meant to me that I’ll always remember.

I hope Kathleen will share some special feelings he talked to me about. He was extremely sentimental.

Maybe have a frittata in his honor. He was going on & on about the preparation and ingredients even how you had to wait your turn for one because you can’t make them all at one time!

It was around Easter he was disappointed not to have a family gathering and to do the traditional frittatas.

He loved sour patch gummies. Mountain Dew or Coca Cola, milk, one of those frozen drinks from GetGo, pop tarts... always came in eating the breakfast of champions! I would tease him.

He would eat Italian bread, any lunch meat, cheese and mustard everyday. He was easy to please.

My heart thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.
My heartfelt sympathy, Susan

Josie Armbruster 05-Jul-2020 06:04 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you thru this trying time. Sending all my love.

Carol Boehm 05-Jul-2020 06:07 PM

Kathy,

I am so very sorry to hear about Rich's passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers during this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Carol (Bandula) Boehm

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