Richard "Dick" Crane, 74, passed away suddenly on Oct. 11, 2013, from respiratory complications. He was born Feb. 14, 1939, in Buckhannon, W.Va., and resided in Homosassa, Fla. He was also a U.S. Army
veteran. He worked as an automotive designer at Ford Motor until he retired to Florida.
Richard passionately enjoyed spending his early retirement years riding his Harley-Davidson and was a member of ABATE of Florida, Gator Alley Chapter. He also devoted much of his time as a member of the Crystal River Eagles Aerie No. 4272, Crystal River Moose Lodge No. 2013, and the American Legion in Bonita Springs, Fla.
Richard is survived by his daughter, Jody La Londe, and dear friend and son-in-law, Albert La Londe; beloved granddaughters and grandsons Shannon and Jason Fabbri and Corey and Jay Richards, all of Michigan; he was recently excited about the news of becoming a great-grandfather; longtime "love" Donna Swihura of Bonita Springs, Fla.; Ford Motor co-workers and loyal friends, Chuck Walowich, Gordon Scott and John Czyzewski. The family is appreciative of all the friendships he had in the Homosassa area.
A memorial service will be held in the Spring at Salem Church and Cemetery in Gaines, W.Va.