Dr. Richard J. Gottfried

Dr. Richard J. Gottfried


GOTTFRIED: Dr. Richard J. Gottfried, on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Beloved husband of Dr. Margaret “Peg” Durachko. Brother of Bonni (Alan) Huffman, Carol (Robert Gomola) Black and twin sister, Debi (Don) Salvin. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Dr. Gottfried graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English literature and a DMD degree from the School of Dental Medicine. He had a private practice for 30 plus years in West View and most recently was employed at the Squirrel Hill Health Center for over five years. He was a volunteer at the Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center as well as belonging to the Dental Seattle Study Club. He was a member of New Light Congregation and a past president and currently a religious committee chairman. Richard was the heartbeat of the congregation. He was an avid fan of Pittsburgh sports teams, professional and University of Pittsburgh teams. He loved to play golf, was an avid reader and runner. Richard would always enjoy a good cigar and a glass of wine in the evenings on his deck with Peg. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 4 PM. Visitation two hours prior to services, (2 – 4 PM). Interment New Light Cemetery. Contributions may be made to New Light Congregation, 5898 Wilkins Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

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