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I really wanted to talk to you today. I was thinking of our trip through Florida all the way to Key West. You were so kind and took care of your new van all day. We haven't talked much since the mid 70s. I never forgot you and wanted to reminisce. I am so sorry to hear this difficult news. My deepest sympathy to your family and all your friends. I cannot believe you are gone. This is really sad, Dick.


Posted by: Karen Jozsa - St. Augustine, FL - Friend   Jul 29, 2019

I spent a lot of time at the tavern with friends way back. I say acquaintance now, as it had been years since I was home. I still wear my Twin Lakes t-shirt and remember Richard fondly. We had some great times there. I was just looking through old photos last week and found numerous ones from the Tavern.

I am sure he will be missed. Too young to be gone. We were about the same age. May he rest with God.


Posted by: Margie Novak - Kingwood, TX - Acquaintance   Jun 16, 2018

I just found this, and I am so sad. Our families are so tied together in my memories, your loss is ours. Richard...always Dicky to my mother...was so kind to my parents when they dined at the Tavern, he always made their evening special, and it meant the world to them, and to us.

With so much affection, Ellen (Dumm) Leebaw


Posted by: Ellen Leebaw - Minneapolis, MN - family   Mar 08, 2018

Quick with wit and just as quick with a smile. I am at a deep loss for words. What comes to mind is what you told me many, many years ago..."Once a friend always a friend." You were that to me.

I will miss you brother. Thanks for the memories.


Posted by: Michael Paskert - Missoula, MT   Feb 19, 2018

I am so shocked at this news and deeply saddened. Please let me know when the celebration of life event is. I would really like to attend.

Blessings, Love and Light,

Don Hursell


Posted by: Donald Hursell - Kent, OH - Friend   Feb 05, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss.


Posted by: Kim Reid-Fischer - huron, OH - Family Friend   Jan 31, 2018

Since 1970. You came and visited when I lived in Florida. Hosted so many great parties. Trail Lake! Super Bowls! So sad you're gone. RIP Richard!UPRm6


Posted by: Jim Zeller - Kent, OH - Friend   Jan 31, 2018

I am so shocked, saddened and sorry to hear about Richard's passing. He and my dad, Alan, were friends dating back 40 years. Richard even came out to his funeral in 2014, despite a few years falling out of regular contact-- he was that kind of guy. He was that same guy, fast with a smile and laugh, from when I met him as a small child to now at 41. I can only hope he is hanging with all of his old friends and catching up with everyone. Rest in peace, Richard!


Posted by: Adam Liberman - OH   Jan 29, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss.


Posted by: Terri Steedman-Hillyard - Hudson   Jan 28, 2018

Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.


Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - Kent, OH   Jan 28, 2018