Died peacefully in his home on Saturday, April 24, 2021 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He arrived with a “bang” on the 4th of July, 1943. Son of Harry and Dorothea (Heimbuecher) McGough, He was a veteran of the US Navy and served as an aviation electrician from 1960-1963. Rich enjoyed a long career in the engineering field as an industrial piping designer beginning in the 1970’s at US Steel and Comstock Engineering. He continued his engineering design work through the 1980’s and 1990’s at various facilities including General Dynamics/Electric Boat Division in Groton, CT and Boeing in Seattle, Washington. Rich was an artist and once retired he enjoyed doing stain glass art murals depicting Pittsburgh landmarks such as the Point and Fallingwater. In his younger years, he was an avid participant in swimming, skiing, hang gliding, boating, and motorcycling. A big kid at heart, he enjoyed taking family members on boat trips down the Monongahela River and RV road trips along the West Coast. He was a long-time member of the Pittsburgh dance community and the PAJC Dance Club. He and Peggy enjoyed many evenings dancing and socializing with friends at the Grove, the Royal Palace and the SNPJ in Bridgeville. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Harry McGough, Jr. He is survived by his loving partner, Peggy, along with four dear brothers, Tom, Ken (Barb Anderegg), Paul (Sue Adams) and Bob. McGough. Also surviving are beloved nephews: Danny, Shaun, Patrick, Brian, and David McGough along with beloved nieces: Elaine, Erin, Heather, Melissa, and Michelle. He is also survived by many dear cousins, among them the “Mapleton” McGoughs, the “Frey” sisters and the “Quigley” clan. Friends will gather at Laughlin Cremation & Funeral Tributes, Mt. Lebanon on Monday, May 3rd from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm followed by a burial service at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, PA at 2:00 pm.
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