- October 9, 1947 - August 14, 2011
- Lagrange, Kentucky
of Richard's Passing
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“I don't think we will ever understand why this was your time to go. We don't like it and will have to except it ,but, it will take a very long time...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Joan Koons, Jennifer Koons , Rebecca Koons - OH
“Sir Knight Richart will be in my prayers
2 of 7 | Posted by: Henry Kleinhenz - Norh Olmsted, OH
Both Patti and I would like to offer our sympathies in your loss. Hang in there and you and your family are in our prayers.
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3 of 7 | Posted by: Bruce & Patti Diso - Lorain, OH
Our deepest condolences to you and the family during these hard times of loss. Our prayers and most of all our Love goes out to you...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Frank and Sue Scialabba - OH
“Dear Marilyn; I remember Richard with joy because, he had the best smile & always brought the sun in with him when he walked into the classroom. I am...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Susan Barnes Garcia - Lorain, OH
“A Family that is an honorable Icon in the community for Years'
May he rest in peace next and with Our Lord
6 of 7 | Posted by: Miguel Velazquez - LORAIN, OH
“Richard is in a better place but the light of his candle of life will live forever for in all those he came in contact with.
7 of 7 | Posted by: Jim Holloway - Amherst, OH
Richard Chavez, of LaGrange, Kentucky, formerly of Lorain, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2011.
Richard was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on October 9, 1947 to Ignacio and Antonia Chavez. His family immigrated to the US and settled in Lorain, Ohio. Richard graduated from Admiral King High School in 1966, Lorain County Community College in 1970 and the University of Akron in 1973. He also earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Ball State University.
Richard was employed at Gilford Instrument Laboratories, Oberlin, Ohio as an engineer before beginning his career in the automotive industry. He worked at Delco Electronics and Daimler Chrysler in Kokomo, Indiana, as well as at several General Motors facilities in Michigan.
Richard served as a member of the Kokomo Symphony Board, volunteered at his church and coached his daughters’ softball teams for several years. He was an exceptional story-teller whose sense of humor and intelligence brought laughter and love to all who listened.
Richard is survived by his wife of 39 years, Marilyn (nee Walend); two daughters, Mary Margaret and Laura Elizabeth; future son-in-law, David Charles Calkins; brothers, Ignacio (Iggy), Rudy, George, Edward and Randy; sisters, Alice and Myrna; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ignacio and Antonia Chavez; sisters, Margaret and Leticia.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 12:00 noon at the Church of St. Peter, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain. Rev. Fr. Craig Hovanec, Pastor, will officiate. Inurnment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center.
Online condolences may be left for the Chavez family at www.dovinreberjones.com