Richard Inesso

Obituary of Richard Inesso


Richard Xavier

86 years young, took his final flight on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  Beloved husband for 61 beautiful years to  Annette I. (Godino) Inesso; cherished father of Constance Ionadi (Pat), Diane Faith (William), Michelle Ledyard (Jon) and the late Angel Inesso; loving grandfather of Patrick, Richard and Antonio Ionadi, William, Annette, Matthew and Daniel Faith and Jonathan (Brittany), Joseph (Angela), Danielle and Joshua Ledyard; great-grandfather of  Caylee and Everie Ledyard.  Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Christina Inesso and siblings James Inesso, Florence Niglio, Jean Grumbaugh, Lillian Homison, Inez Fello and Savers Frank Inesso.  Also survived by nieces and nephews.  Richard was co-owner, with his brother Frank, of ICI Industries for 25 years.  He was a Korean War Veteran, an avid pilot who flew his own single engine Cessna, a Eucharistic Minister at St. Raphael’s Church for over 30 years, and a wonderful trumpet player.  Richard was a lover of life and his enthusiastic personality was known to all.  His arrival was always preceded by his whistling.  With Richard, “every day was another day in paradise.”  Friends and family received at McCabe Bros., Inc. Funeral Home,, 6214 Walnut Street, Shadyside, on Tuesday, 5 to 8 pm and Wednesday, 1-4 and 6-8 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Raphael Church on Thursday at 10 am.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Richard’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.