Richard Lussi was 76 when he passed away of heart complications on October 10. Throughout his life he was enamored with Pat’s cheese steak so much so that he would drive from his Pennsylvania home for more than 2 hours to get to Pat’s King of Steaks. Pat’s was founded in 1930 and is credited with being the originator of the cheese steak. Mr. Lussi said the sandwich was so good that he want to eat it in the afterlife. He was quoted ‘What do you think (I want)? Pat’s cheese steak! Pat’s wiz – with no onions because they’ll come back to haunt me’.
Dominic Lussi, his son, in keeping with his father’s desire for the cheese steak bought 2 sandwiches and placed them in his father’s coffin. Dominic said “We were just going to get one but my pop always said, ‘If you’re going to Pat’s, you always get two'”.
Rest in peace and enjoy those cheese steaks Mr. Lussi.