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87, of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Upper St. Clair, died peacefully on Thursday, March 1, 2018.. Born in Passaic, NJ on February 18, 1931, he was the son of the late Anthony and Rose Santore; beloved husband for 53 years of the late Marilyn Telerico Santore; devoted father of Richard R. Santore, Jr. (Susan), Gary S. Santore (Debbie), Peter A. Santore (Beth), Linda A. Tully (Clay), Janet M. Bumgarner (Jeff) and Lisa R. Santore-Schwartz (the late Scott); loving “Pop-Pop” of Leyna O’Reilly (Stephen), the late Brad Tully, David Tully (Leah), Matthew Santore, Richard R. Santore, III (Tara), Brittany Santore, Christopher Tully (Sarah), Kelly Taylor (Will), Alyssa Grudi (Lucas), Joshua Bumgarner and Trevor Santore; great-grandfather of Bradyn and Lincoln Tully; Ruby and Emerald O’Reilly. Brother-in-law of Joan Menna (the late John), Gay Anne Peckham (Jack) and the late Joy Hirschhorn (Alan, surviving). Also survived by his nieces, nephews and cousins. Richard graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1953 with a degree in chemical engineering. He worked for 20 years at Tenneco Corp. in Garfield, NJ, before accepting a position with the U.S. Government in the Department of Energy in Bruceton (South Park Twp.). He retired in February 1994. Before relocating to the Carolinas, Richard and Marilyn were long time members of St. Thomas More Church where they served as Eucharistic Ministers and where Richard served as Parish Council President. Viewing hours and Funeral Mass will be held n Charlotte, NC. Interment in St. Mary Cemetery, Greenwich, Ct. will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Thomas More Church, 126 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241.