Richard (Rich) Yasick died on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 after a hard-fought battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS.
If you knew Rich, you knew two things — he had a light-up-the room smile and could usually be found with a camera in his hand.
Born in Aliquippa, PA, Rich first earned money as an artist in 5th grade when he sold the monster pictures he drew to classmates. His love of drawing, comics and monster movies led to art school and then work in Pittsburgh as an artist in advertising, animation and video production before moving to New Jersey. A talented photographer and digital retoucher, he worked in NYC for 28 years while also contributing to Getty Images.
Easy-going, generous and kind, he was a much-loved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.
A life-long Pittsburgh sports fan, he especially cheered and suffered with his beloved Pittsburgh Pirates. Rich took joy in life and that included hiking with his family, tennis with his son, Marvel comics, British and indie bands, jazz, IPAs, pie—especially strawberry-rhubarb.
Rich’s strong faith was evident to anyone who knew him. He handled his diagnosis and all that he endured during the last two years with a grace that humbled all.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Yasick. He leaves behind a loving family in his wife Andi, son Declan, mother Shirley Yasick, brother Don Yasick and wife Margaret, father-in-law Robert Kitson and mother-in-law Anne, brother-in-law Bob Kitson and sister-in-law Mary Beth, niece Abby Rominger and husband Sean, nephew Bobby Kitson, sister-in-law Joanne Kitson and brother-in-law Richard Gammon and nephews, RJ, Jeff and Chris Gammon along with many loved family members.
In lieu of flowers his family asks that donations be made to two special organizations in Rich’s fight against ALS — Team Gleason and I AM ALS.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday December 21, 2021 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Church 260 High St. Mt Holly, New Jersey 08060. Calling hour will be held Monday evening from 7:00~9:00 pm and Tuesday morning 9:15 ~9:45 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the St. Mary’s Section of Bordentown Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direct care and supervision of Robert L. Pecht, Bordentown Home for Funerals 40 Crosswicks St. Bordentown, NJ 08505. Please go to Rich’s Book of memories page at www.Bordentownhomeforfunerals.com to upload a picture, make a donation, order flowers or offer condolences to the family.