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Richard Mediatore


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Mediatore, Richard
1931 - 2018
Richard E. Mediatore, 86, died on Monday, January 22, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Carol, of 59 years; son, Michael; daughter, Marla (Eric) Hoeft; grandson, Nathan Hoeft; granddaughter, Allison Hoeft; brothers, Nicholas (Charmaine) and Ronald (Judith). He was predeceased by his brother Robert. Richard was born in New York City on March 21, 1931 to the late Nicholas A. and Mary L. (Mahoney) Mediatore. After receiving his Mechanical Engineering degree in 1953, he entered the Aerospace business as a guided missile engineer. In 1955, he entered U.S. Navy, and as a commissioned officer was assigned to the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics in Washington, DC. There, he met his wife Carol and they married in 1958. Richard retired from the Aerospace business in 1984. With his son and wife, he created R J Wheels, an auto service company that he and his family expanded to two locations. He retired from business after selling the company. Richard was a certificated private pilot with commercial, single and multiengine, instrument and flight instructor ratings. He flew private aircraft for over 56 years. He was also an Amateur Radio Operator with an Advanced license. He was a member of the St. Peter Roman Catholic Church Knights of Columbus. Visitation at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, January 25 at 11:15 a.m. Mass following, Fr. Mark Summers presiding, at 12 p.m. at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 6899 Smokey Row Road, Columbus, Ohio 43235. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the are much appreciated. To send an online condolence, please visit www.Schoedinger.com/
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 24, 2018
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