Richard E. Wajdic, 66, of Latrobe, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019 in UPMC Shadyside. He was born January 12, 1953 in Latrobe, a son of the late Stephen and Delorus (Murphy) Wajdic.
Prior to retirement, Rick was head of the US Division of Lorasen Holdings Inc. of England. He loved the political scene, worked on many campaigns, and even threw his hat in a few times and ran himself. He also worked for Congressman John Murtha. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and a member of the Derry Rod and Gun Club. He was also an artist of nature, mostly trees.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Dick and Reta Warner. He is survived by his wife of over 45 years, Becky (Warner) Wajdic, his daughter Heidi (Wajdic) Heddinger and her husband Justin, two brothers, Scott Wajdic (Susan) and Steve Wajdic (Dixie), his sister Robin Strayer (Ron); sisters-in-law, Jody Warner and Roxanne Warner, and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM in the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc., 1500 Ligonier Street, Latrobe.