Richard C. Suehr

FAYETTEVILLE - Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Charles Suehr, 91, of 508 York Road, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at the North Carolina State Veterans Nursing Home in Fayetteville. He was born May 4, 1917, in Crafton, Pa., to the late Harry C. Suehr and Ethlenna Roehrig Suehr. He served his country for more than 28 years in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of World War II and the Vietnam War. During his military career, he was the recipient of numerous commendations and medals to include two Purple Hearts, the Silver Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was preceded in death by a son, Ralph T. Suehr. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Suehr of the home; a son, Richard "Rick" C. Suehr II of Raleigh; a sister, Nell Bull of Nescopeck, Pa.; and a grandson, Richard Charles Suehr III of Long Beach, Calif. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 this evening, Sunday, April 26, 2009, at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home in Fayetteville. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2009, at Main Post Chapel on Fort Bragg, with Father Micheas Langston officiating. He will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery at 3 p.m. on July 9, 2009, with the rendering of full military honors. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers for the family of Mr. Suehr. Our family is truly thankful that he has completed his final mission and has flown back into the sun to meet his squadron and go back the final time to his home base and be with his supreme commanding officer eternally. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Knights of Columbus, 1220 Fort Bragg Road, Fayetteville, NC 28305. Services entrusted to Rogers and Breece Funeral Home of Fayetteville.

Published in Fayetteville Observer from Apr. 25 to Apr. 26, 2009