Richard is survived by his wife Cynthia (Gerlich)
He is also survived by his daughter Ann Marie Valle (Angelo) and his son Rich.
He also was grandfather to Angelo (Jaime) Valle , Alexis (Bradley) Switzer)
Arieanne (Frederick) Rogers, Addison (CJ)Cole along with 3 great Grandchildren Paige, Angelo 111 and Bradley.
Richard was also a brother to Loretta, Barbara, Arline and Shirley.
After serving in the 527th Army Transportation Division in Germany was still in contact with his comrads having proudly served this great nation ,he opened a fire protection service company and ran it successfully for 36 years!
How do you convey a man's whole life in and condense it into few words?
My father was a firm but fair man who taught me to anticipate my fellow man's needs and to give of yourself without being asked because he knew we are prideful by nature and hate to be dependent on others and as it was he was the biggest offender seldomly asking for help himself, he taught me how to be self sufficient,to be the giver not the taker.he had a love of animals I guess because they needed help the most well all except squirrels he saw them as takers when he would feed the birds! My father never turned away from a challenge two of his favorite quotes were "hey it's already broken cant make it any worse" and when asked how he felt or if he needed anything his reply was always "I'm not a complainer"
In short my father was a good man who always looked out for his family friends and his fellow man he will be sorely missed in a time when the world needs men like him more then ever! He taught us many lessons and was a great example to follow and now with his departing challenges us all to follow his charitable nature and to anticipate others needs before our own .RIP dad I hope I make you proud