Richard “Ric” D. Katus, Jr. age 48 of Economy Boro passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at his home of natural causes.
A lifelong resident of Economy, Ric was a son of Richard D Sr. and Ethel Katus of Economy. He was a graduate of Quigley High School where he lettered in football all four years of high school and went on to graduate from CCBC with an Associate Degree in Drafting. Ric had a great sense of humor, a positive outlook on life, quick wit, a welcoming and easygoing personality and a smile that warmed your heart. He loved hunting, fishing, target practice, all of the Pittsburgh sports teams and discussing politics. He was employed as an engineer assistant with Wagester & Lease Inc. of Mt Lebanon, a job which he truly loved and they loved him.
In addition to his parents, Richard and Ethel, Ric leaves to mourn his passing, a sister, Robyn Katus and two nieces, Richelle and Carissa Katus. Two great nieces, Cora and Ella and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and high school friends with whom he kept in contact. Ric had a special love for two great aunts, Carol Haney and Delores Andy, who survive and two deceased great aunts, Marion Sisson and Theresa Helms and his deceased grandmother, Helen Katus.
He will be missed by everyone.
Friends will be received on Friday, May 6th from 5 – 8 pm at SIMPSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, PA where a private service will be held on Saturday at 10am. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made, if desired in Ric’s memory to the Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001 or Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, 105 40th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (givetochildrens.org)
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