Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home

14768 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH


Richard J. Pecjak

September 10, 1951January 28, 2020

Richard J. Pecjak, 68, of Cleveland, passed away January 28, 2020.

He was born in Cleveland, the son of the late William and Jane (nee Rosa) Pecjak. Richard is the beloved husband of 45 years to Beverly (nee Lohr); loving father of Mark; dear brother of Sandy (Edward) Steffner and brother-in-law of Joyce (Larry) Watson; cherished uncle of Ted (Terri) Steffner, Stacey (David) Ruelle and Keith Watson.

He was currently employed with Fed-Ex and has been with them for 20 years in the distribution center. He loved adventure and searched for anything obscure – such as his photo with a skunk at Skunk Haven Rescue and Shelter and Education Inc. Reading was his passion and he enjoyed science fiction, history and religion. He was fun loving and will be remembered for his singing at Curbside Coffee Karaoke.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 5PM-7PM with a memorial service at 7PM at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 14768 Lorain Rd., Cleveland.


  • William Pecjak, Father (deceased)
  • Jane Rosa Pecjak, Mother (deceased)
  • Beverly Lohr Pecjak, Wife
  • Mark Pecjak, Son
  • Sandy (Edward) Steffner, Sister
  • Joyce (Larry) Watson, Sister-in-law
  • Ted (Terri) Steffner, Nephew
  • Stacey (David) Ruelle, Niece
  • Keith Watson, Nephew


  • Visitation Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 1, 2020


Richard J. Pecjak

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Bob Schenfield

February 2, 2020

So sorry for your loss, Bev. I remember Rich quite well as a kind, compassionate soul from the early church days of the 1970s.

Beverly Bowland

January 30, 2020

When Bob & I first came to church, the first people we met were the Pecjaks. This was 35 years ago. Richard & Beverly made us feel so welcome. We were afraid to get baptized, thinking we had to be perfect, but Richard urged us to do it. The Holy Spirit would help us grow spiritually. Over the years we enjoyed many dinners at their house, and were amazed at their strong faith & love for God. Richard was such a kind & gentle soul, but had a great many unusual interests. In fact, he's the one who introduced my husband to Doctor Who! But I forgive him for that. We love you, Richard! You will be missed!

Steven Foc

January 30, 2020

We were on stage crew at Cleveland Height high school...he was a good friend..