Richard C. Obeshaw
AMHERST - Richard C. Obeshaw, 84 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012.
Richard was born September 26, 1928 in Elyria and Amherst has been his home for the last 34 years.
Richard proudly served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Oriskany Air Craft Carrier as a Radar Operator during the Korean Conflict. He received the China Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with (2) engagement stars, United Nations Service Medal and the Good Conduct Award for service. Richard was employed at the Lorain Telephone Company for 36 years. He was a avid Cleveland Browns fan. Richard enjoyed attending the local casino nights and loved to take bus trips to Windsor, Canada.
Survivors include his sons Richard A. Obeshaw and his wife Linda of Conneaut and Stephen D. Bevan and his wife Elizabeth of Elyria; his daughters Linda Dancisko of Vermilion, Susan Obeshaw of Lorain and Jayne White and her husband Michael of Elyria; his grandchildren Evan, Beth, Chris, Leisa, Melissa, Jeff, Jennifer and Michael; his great grandchildren Emme, Dominic, Alayna and soon to be born Adelinde; his brother Kenneth Obeshaw and his wife Janet of Venice, Fla.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife of forty years Jean A. Obeshaw (nee: Bevan); and his parents Clarence Obeshaw and Freida Esser (nee: Renkel).
Friends may call Friday, January 4, 2013, from 6-9 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Matt Williams of North Royalton will officiate. Full military honors will be conducted by the Amherst Military Honor Guard. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain, Ohio.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning Journal on Jan. 3, 2013