Richard J. Pelillo
02/28/1937 - 02/18/2023
Richard J Pelillo, 85, of Sarasota, Fla. passed away peacefully on February 18th. Otherwise known as Pops, Richie, Grandpa, and Cheech. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gina Pelillo, and daughter Diana Pelillo. Father to two sons, Richard of Sarasota, Fla, and Victor (Christine) of Wilmington, DE. He was blessed with three grandchildren, Victor Brian, Sophia Catherine, and Sean Richard.
Richard grew up in the Bronx, NY, and was a true Yankee fan. He raised his family in New Jersey with brief stints in Columbia and Venezuela. Richard enjoyed coaching his children and teaching them the finer aspects of life. He also enjoyed Gina’s cooking, a good cup of espresso with a cannoli, and spending quality time in his garden.
Richard was the “Mayor”; where ever he lived, he brought people together and made them feel better about their life. He had a fun-loving, spirited edge, quick-witted and funny—a trait he has instilled in his sons and grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.