Recognition of Community Volunteers

Holy Angels Legacy of Love



Richard M. Penegar

Mrs. Lucy Penegar along with her family accept the Legacy of Love award, presented posthumously to Richard M. Penegar.

Richard Penegar retired from Holy Angels Board of Directors in 2003, after serving for 45 years.  According to Regina Moody, Holy Angels President/CEO, “Richard was making room for new ideas and younger members and ideas.  He left us in good hands – he recruited his son-in-law, Mike Deely (who continues to serve as a board member).” 

Throughout his life and in his quiet way he made a difference – not only at Holy Angels – but throughout Gaston County.  Mr. Penegar served as an advocate; he was truly a voice for those who couldn’t speak for themselves.  In a period of growth at Holy Angels, he shared his special brand of wisdom.  And always he would say – “it’s for the children”.  He left a lasting impact on Holy Angels and the residents who are served – leaving a legacy to be long remembered.

Recognition of Holy Angels Staff Members