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Eugenio Corchado Perez
November 17, 1933 ~ September 11, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Eugenio Corchado Perez passed away peacefully in his home on September 11th, 2023, surrounded by his family. He is fondly referred to as “Peachy” by many, attributed to his bright, sweet and humorous personality, and his years of dedication to caring for the earth.
He was born on November 17th, 1933, in Isabela, Puerto Rico to Evaristo Corchado Rodriguez and Isidora Perez Corchado. Eugenio was raised with 8 brothers and 4 sisters on his family’s 100 acre farm, where they grew sugar cane, pineapples, avocados and much more. Eugenio enjoyed looking after the horses and cows on the farm. He had a passion for nature, wildlife, and any work that he could do with his hands.
In 1955, Eugenio came to the United States to do seasonal work on farms, traveling between Florida and North East, Pennsylvania. It was North East that became his permanent home, where he lived and worked on Phillip’s farm. He came to the US not knowing English, which he taught himself to speak and read through comic books and conversations. He was proudly bilingual.
He went on to work with many other farmers in North East, trimming grapes, and tending to crops all around town. In 1985, he happily began work at Welch’s until his retirement in 2001.
Eugenio is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Judy Corchado; his daughter Maria Bowser (Jonathan); his sons Steve, Mark (Lesley) and Jeff; his grandchildren Rylee (David), Ricky (Sarah), Aliea, Andrew (Mary), Ryan (Emily), Nick (Kayla), Konnor and Kohlton; his great grandchildren Kade, Solina and Stella; his siblings Dominica and Juan; and his many nieces and nephews.
In his later years, Eugenio enjoyed telling stories of his life in Puerto Rico and his time farming in North East. Until his late 80’s, he was incredibly active, spending his days gardening and mowing lawns in his neighborhood, deeming him “The Mayor” of Sunset Beach. He loved his family dearly.“Peachy” is missed by many.
Friends and family are welcomed to attend visitation, Thursday, September 21st, from 2pm-4pm, with a memorial service to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Community Nurses of North East or Tamarack Wildlife Center. Arrangements by the William D Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East, PA.