Richard D. River

RIVER Richard D. River, of Hilliard, Ohio, died 1:40 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2013 in the Kobacker House, Columbus following a brief illness. He was born in Columbus, Ohio to the late Arthur and Frances Graham River. Surviving are his wife, the former Patricia A. Kimberling. Major Richard D. River, USAF Ret., served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was appointed by the U.S. attache to train F-100 Super-Sabre Squadron in Denmark. Major River was a member of the Super Sabre Society, the F-86 Sabre Pilots Association and the Daedalians, Flight, Group in Dayton Ohio. He was a life member of the Quiet Birdmen Hangar 41, Columbus, Ohio. Dick was also a member and past President of the Ross County Shrine Club. He was a 32 Degree Mason having been a member of the Scioto Lodge #6 F&AM, Chillicothe York Rite Bodies, the Aladdin Temple Shrine of Columbus and the Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus. Richard was an Eagle Scout. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in Grandview Cemetery with Rev. J.C. Collins officiating. There will be no calling hours. Full military honors for Major Richard D. River, Ret. will be conducted by the Wright Patterson AFB Honor Guard. They will be assisted by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of the WARE FUNERAL HOME. You may sign his online register at

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Ware Funeral Home - Chillicothe
121 West Second Street Chillicothe, OH 45601
(740) 773-2134
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 5, 2013