Richard M. "Dick" McCrea, 73, of Perry, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township.
He was born April 4, 1940, in Sewickley, Pa., to Margaret (Kost) and William McCrea Jr., and married Joyce Brainard (Hope) on June 7, 1995, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Richard retired from Tanner Industries in 1997, and was a member of Perry Christian Church and Elk Lodge 549 in Painesville.
Survivors are his wife, Joyce Brainard (Hope) McCrea of Perry; daughter, Heather (Dennis) Reilly of New Waterford; stepson, William (Tina Yudin) Hope II of Willowick; stepgrandchildren, William (Danielle) Hope III, Meghan (Kevin Sraj) Hope, Sydney Ann Hope, Jessica Yudin and Amber Olsen; brothers, C. Jeffrey (Sandra) McCrea of Grand Prarie, Texas and Nate (Kate) McCrea of East Palestine; sisters, Susan (Lee) Zeh of Enon Valley, Pa., and Mary Ellen (Ronald) Fagnilli of New Castle, Pa.; sister-in-law, Shirley McCrea of Beaver, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William McCrea III; nephew, William McCrea IV; daughters, Jerri and Kerri McCrea; and stepson, James Hope.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at the funeral home. Pastor Janet Mers of Perry Christian Church will be officiating. Final resting place will be at Perry Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Perry Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 177, Perry, OH 44081.
Behm Family Funeral Home & Crematory
26 River Street Madison, OH 44057
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Oct. 5, 2013