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Richard Matthew "Rick" Varchetto

May 21, 1947 October 3, 2018
Richard Matthew "Rick" Varchetto
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Richard Matthew “Rick” Varchetto, age 71 years, a resident of Elkins, WV, departed this life Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at his home. He had been in declining health, although death was unexpected.
He was born Wednesday, May 21, 1947 at Elkins, WV, the son of the late Louie Thomas and Lucy DelSignore Varchetto. He never married. Surviving are one aunt, Rose Hauser and husband Don of IA; two special caregivers, Ruth Ann Evans and Etta Jean Kendall; and three Tuesday pinochle players, Rob Nestor, Donnie Corbin, and Richard Smith.
Rick was a graduate of Elkins High School and Davis & Elkins College with the Class of 1969. He completed his Master’s degree at West Virginia University in 1974. He followed in his mother’s footsteps being a lifelong Educator in the Randolph County Schools, teaching mostly at Elkins Middle School. He worked as a substitute teacher following his retirement and tutored students privately. He was a member of the Elkins Lion’s Club, and was a supporter of the International Blind Chess tournament. He was devoted to the Catholic faith, being a member of Saint Brendan Catholic Church at Elkins and would attend Mass wherever he was in his travels. He enjoyed traveling with his mother during the summers both nationally and internationally and was an avid supporter of Davis & Elkins College, having gifted several properties to the College. He was a volunteer with the Randolph County EMS for many years, served on the Board of Directors and was a Past President.
Friends will be received at the Saint Brendan Catholic Church, 181 Saint Brendan Way, Elkins on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A Vigil Service will be conducted at the church, Tuesday at 7:30 PM. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM. The Reverend Father Jim O’Connor will be the Presider and cremation will follow. Private Inurnment will follow at a later date at the Saint Brendan Cemetery at Elkins, WV.


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Visitation

Tuesday

9

Oct

6:00 PM 10/9/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/9/2018 8:00:00 PM
Saint Brendan Catholic Church

181 Saint Brendan Way
Elkins, WV 26241

Saint Brendan Catholic Church
181 Saint Brendan Way Elkins 26241 WV
United States

prayer service

Tuesday

9

Oct

7:30 PM 10/9/2018 7:30:00 PM
Saint Brendan Catholic Church

181 Saint Brendan Way
Elkins, WV 26241

Saint Brendan Catholic Church
181 Saint Brendan Way Elkins 26241 WV
United States

funeral mass

Wednesday

10

Oct

11:00 AM 10/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
Saint Brendan Catholic Church

181 Saint Brendan Way
Elkins, WV 26241

Saint Brendan Catholic Church
181 Saint Brendan Way Elkins 26241 WV
United States

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Saint Brendan Cemetery Final Resting Place

181 Saint Brendan Way
Elkins, WV 26241

181 Saint Brendan Way Elkins 26241 WV
United States
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