AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Richard Kacenga, 82, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, September 17, 2017.
Richard was born December 15, 1934, in Youngstown, a son of the late Joseph and Katherine Sopkovich Kacenga and was a lifelong area resident.
Richard worked at Goodwill Industries for several years and helped his cousin by working at his gas station.
Mr. Kacenga was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Holy Name of Jesus Church in Youngstown.
He was a big fan of Elvis Presley and he truly enjoyed the trip he took to Memphis to tour Graceland. Richard also enjoyed “dining” at McDonald’s.
Richard leaves many nieces and nephews, including Patricia Lipkovich, who cared for him for many years; many great-nieces and great-nephews and many great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Three brothers, Stephen, Joseph and Lawrence Kacenga and two sisters, Kathryn Barto and Mary Spencer, preceded him in death.
Family and friends may call from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.
Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 21, at the funeral home.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
Please visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to send condolences online to Mr. Kacenga’s family.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, September 20 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.