Richard T. Secor, age 89, former Mayor and Police Court Judge of Ottawa Hills, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Ebeid Hospice Residence.
He was born May 19, 1924, in Toledo to Thomas and Loretta (Baker) Secor. Richard was a graduate of Scott High School, the University of Michigan and the University of Toledo Law School. He had a long legal career practicing with Dan McCullough, Jack Callahan, Charles Ide and Joe Shibley, retiring in 1984. For many years, he wrote the scripts for the Toledo Gridiron Show. His memberships included the Toledo Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and The Sertoma Club. Richard was also a member of The Toledo Club, Toledo Country Club, Inverness Club and Belmont Country Club, The Fifth Thursday Club and the Costco Club. An avid world traveler, U of M fan and lover of the outdoors, he enjoyed wintering in Naples, Florida after retirement. He also loved Dobermans and reading.
Preceded in death by his wife, Jerry. He is survived by his son, Thomas (Susan) Secor; daughter, Susan (Edward) Watters III; grandchildren, Richard (Megan) Secor, Jennifer (Jeremy) Bergman and Ann Watters, and great-grandchildren, Lucy and Rory Bergman.
Friends will be received at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey) on Friday, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, at 2 p.m. in Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 West Central Ave., Toledo, Ohio. Private interment will follow. The family suggests memorials to the President's Council of Hillsdale College, 32 E. College St., Hillsdale, Michigan 49242 or Ebeid Hospice Residence, 5340 Harroun Rd., Sylvania, Ohio 43560. Condolences may be sent to the family at
Walker Funeral Home
5155 West Sylvania Avenue Toledo, OH 43623
Published in Toledo Blade on May 9, 2014