‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Richard's visitation.

Richard F. Pollino

Pollino – Richard F., 67, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord on January 28, 2019, at Windber Hospice. Born on May 12, 1951 in Johnstown, son of the late Patsy C. and Rose M. (Pancello) Pollino. He is survived by his loving sons, Kevin D., married to the former Lori J. Rudnik, Seward, PA, Richard W., married to the former Tina M. Kott, Richland Township and David P., Stonycreek Township; grandchildren, Kyle A., Nathan D., and Cory M., Brock A., and Chase T., and Gage A., Kolton J., and Kaylyn N.; great-grandson, Brayden; great-granddaughter, Shayley June; sister, Patricia Pollino, Harrisburg, PA; several nieces, nephews, and many friends. Rick was a US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He retired in 1992 from the Johnstown Police Department as a police officer. After retirement, Rick was employed in the security department at Concurrent Technologies Corp., before retiring on February 20, 2017. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. At Rick’s request, there will be no public viewing or service. Private graveside will be held at the convenience of the family at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Geistown. The family is being served by the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Richard Pollino, please visit our flower store.


A candle was lit in memory of Richard Pollino

Michael Piscitella Family Feb 6 2019 12:00 AM

I worked with Rick on the JPD. He was truly a great officer and person.
The majority of my JPD stories start off with..... Rick and I were on this call....
Fly high chopper one

William Tittle Feb 4 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about your dad. He was a good friend, and he will be missed very much.

Reba ZImmer Feb 3 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest and sincere sympathy to the Pollino family. There aren't enough words and tears to post about this man who always had something to say that made you laugh and his visits were welcomed. I am thankful for the blessing of his visit a few years ago. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. He loved his children very much and was proud of them. There wasn't a conversation that Rick didn't mention his boys- The kindness they showed him and his love for them. You can be sure that he will be with you -always. The name "Vinny" and the stories of his life as a police officer will be shared many times and remembered for years to come. I shall miss my dear and loving friend.

Dotty (Baer) Diehl Feb 1 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. it was a pleasure to get to knowhim while we work at CTC!

Steve Stanislawczyk Jan 31 2019 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Vinny was a great, loving man. We worked with him at CTC. He would sit out back with us and chat on nice days. He always had something funny to share. We were very sad to learn of his illness and his retirement. He was actually in Hospice when my dad was in. Had we known that, we would have stopped to see him. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May Vinny rest in peace. Shelly and Allen Snyder

Shelly Snydet Jan 31 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Pollino

JM Jan 31 2019 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to his 3 wonderful sons, the beautiful family he created. My cousin Vinny was like an uncle to me and took me under his wing when I was in Johnstown. I am grateful for every moment I got to share with him as each one was memorable... He truly was the funniest man I will ever know, and I will love and remember him forever

Noelle Pollino Jan 31 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Pollino

Noelle Pollino Jan 31 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences go out to you guys .this world lost a great man but the next one got him now. So many memories of him from hanging out with you guys.im sorry for your loss

Robert graham Jan 31 2019 12:00 AM

Show More Entries