Richard

Richard "G-Pop" Gianni

January 22, 2022

Richard "G-Pop" Gianni passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the age of 73, in his hometown of McMurray, PA. His battle with cancer over the past year showed his determination and strong will. As he often would say "I am doing this my way". Despite the challenges he was able to joke and find humor along the journey of this battle. Rich was born on September 22, 1948, to Walter (Boom) and Margaret (Peg) in Upper St. Clair. At a young age Rich dove into many business ventures until he found his passion. He was the king in direct sales of educational products for over 32 years under the ownership of his Pittsburgh based company, Horizon House Enterprises. A pioneer in educational resources, he sold a complete educational program; teaching machines, The Encyclopedia Americana, phonics readiness programs and children's books. Rich was a provider of educational resources to 1000's of families in the tri-state area. He is survived by his beloved wife, Gayle D. (Upperman) Gianni. He was the loving father of Gina (Jason Hannisick) Harbison, Richard (Mary Beth) Gianni, and Christie (Gary Shaw) Gianni. Dear brother of Thomas (Judy) Gianni and the late Kenneth Gianni. Brother-in-law of Nancy Gianni and Maureen Deep. Richard loved spending time with his 6 grandchildren, Jake, Bill, Jimmy, Lucy, Benny, and Penelope, and collecting pens, driving nice cars, smoking cigars, running sales meetings with his businessmen. He will always be remembered for his unique personality, style, storytelling and his sense of humor. Family and friends are welcome Wednesday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. FREYVOGEL-SLATER FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 112 Fort Couch Road (opposite Macy's South Hills Village) Bethel Park, 15241, where a Blessing Service will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Jude Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. www.slaterfuneral.com
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Visitation

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

2:00 - 4:00pm

Freyvogel Slater Funeral Directors

112 Fort Couch Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15241

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Visitation

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

6:00 - 8:00pm

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112 Fort Couch Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15241

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Blessing service

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Starts at 10:00am

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112 Fort Couch Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15241

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