I have never met a man like Richard. It felt like my life had been touched by an angel. I will never be the same because of him. My hope, is that I will live my life to the very end, with as much passion and love as Richard did.
I remember Uncle Richard with fondness and admiration. He was always so kind and eager to talk with each one of us in the family whenever we were together. I especially remember Uncle Richard's unique sense of humor and extraordinary musical talent. We were all blessed to have him in our lives. I'm sending special hugs and prayers to my cousins Steve and Becky and your families - wish I could be there in person.
Mr Valentine was my teacher at Eastview Elementary in Avon Lake about 1962 or 1963. He was a gentle and compassionate educator. Rest in peace.
Uncle Richard was such a talented man with a heart of gold. He lived life to its fullest, and will be greatly missed by family and friends. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Diane