Richard Losego

Richard A. "Rich" Losego

1952 - 2018

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Obituary of Richard A. Losego

Richard A. Losego, age 66, lost his battle with prostate cancer on Monday, October 8, 2018 at MUSC Hospital in Charleston, SC.  He was surrounded by his loving family.


Rich was born August 19, 1952 in Pittsburgh, PA to Arthur and Celest (Rakoski) Losego (deceased).  He was a brother to Dan, Ray, Mary Ann (Godwin) and Dean.  He also had several nieces and nephews.  He retired from Verizon in May 2015 after 40 years of service as an Area Manager of Construction.  Rich was married to his loving wife for 40 years, Cynthia (Taucher).  He was most proud of his children, Candice, Brad and Val (daughter-in-law), and the greatest joy was his grandchildren, Talia and Tanner.


Rich retired to live permanently in Charleston, SC in May 2015.  No more winters!  He was a lover of beer, hockey (go Pens!), Nascar, alternative music and soccer.  He was a frequent patron of Low Tide Brewing, Seanachais (lifetime member), Lost Dog Cafe, Sunrise Bistro and all restaurant and bars in between Folly Beach and Johns Island.  Rich enjoyed good political banter with anyone who would partake, especially his wife at 2am (sorry Candice.)  He enjoyed walking his adopted Greyhound and giving excessive treats to Tiamo (deceased) and Geno. Rich's sense of humor was irreverent and sarcastic. When people told him he looked good, he would reply, "Cancer looks good on me."  He loved making new friends wherever he went, but he was always content to be at home with his family.  He really did enjoy the simple pleasures of life, good food, drinks, friends and family.  

Rich was a loving husband, father, friend, dog dad, and will be greatly missed.  In lieu of funeral services, we ask that you honor Rich with a donation to the Greyhound Pets of America/Charleston, SC at

Fill not your heart with pain and sorrow,
but remember me in every tomorrow.
Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles,
I've only gone to rest a little while.

Although my leaving causes pain and grief,
my going has eased my hurt and given me relief.

So dry your eyes and remember me
not as I am now, but as I use to be.

Because I will remember you all and look on with a smile,
Understand, in your hearts, I've only gone to rest a little while.
As long as I have the love of each of you,
I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.