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Richard A. Baer, born October 24, 1932, in East McKeesport, PA, resident of Perrysburg, peacefully passed at St. Charles on July 31, 2013. He was happy to have reached 80 and told family he was tired of fighting. His final round ended with God deciding that He was indeed ready for Dad.
Richard took great pride in having served as a Marine in Korea. He loved and followed all sports: boxing, racing, and especially the Pittsburg Steelers and Pirate teams. He loved animals, cherishing playtime and companionship with Misty. He is survived by his daughter, Terri Baer Guidera (John DiNardo); son, Stan (Aimee) Baer; grandsons, Nathan, Nicholas (Amanda) Baer, and great-granddaughter, Elliana Grace.
Richard always lived life on his own terms and will be sadly missed by friends and family, who take comfort in knowing he is in God's presence now and at peace. There are many people whose lives he touched in later years with his kindness and generosity, including his wish for donation to the Neurosciences Dept. at UTMC.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 6 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Rose Catholic parish in Perrysburg. To express respects please consider a contribution to the Honor Flight program for Korean War Veterans, Boy's Town, or ASPCA.
Published in Toledo Blade on Aug. 4, 2013