HEARD IN CHURCH: CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR PASTOR DICK PISCATELLI, December 12, 2018
The Pastor Dick and Carole Jeane’s family was joined by friends (old and new) and co-workers, past members of churches where Pastor Dick had served, and others who wished to be together at this time. The sanctuary and over-flow room were filled.
Pastor Curt Rush, good friend and fellow golfer, welcomed those in attendance with some humorous antidotes as well as serious thoughts regarding Pastor Dick and his life here on earth. He read passages from God’s Word from Psalms, 2 Timothy, and Matthew. He delivered an emotional message asking those who were present if they were as prepared to meet Jesus as Pastor Dick was.
Some of Dick’s favorite hymns were sung by the congregation, including “God is Good” led by great-grandson, Oliver. Several people spoke regarding Dick’s presence and importance in their lives.
Many tears were shed but much laughter was shared during this Celebration of Life as each person present came to terms with the loss of this special man who touched so many people in so many different ways. He truly walked the walk the way he talked the talk — even if he did speak a different language from most of us in Central Illinois.
Following the service a meal was served by the WUMC. The tables were filled to the max with delicious dishes!