Richard Edward West, 82, of Lakeside Park, KY, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood, KY. He grew up in Bromley KY and was Baptized at Bromley Christian Church. He served as a volunteer EMT for Bromley fire department. He graduated in 1957 from Dixie Heights High School. He then served in the United States Air Force from 1963-1969. He attended Thomas More University where he earned his degree in Business. He retired in 1995 as a Supervisor for Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company after 35 years. He was a Master Mason of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky, F. & A.M., Co-founder of the Izaac Walton League of Northern Kentucky, President of the Kenton County Conservation District and an active member for many years, and President and member of the local Bass Club Bassmaster's.
Dick loved fishing and boating and was also an avid sports fan his whole life. He was on the baseball and football teams at Dixie Heights Highschool. He was also in many Bowling, Golf, Tennis and Fishing leagues over the years and was a member of Karb Kings Northern Kentucky Car Club his favorite car was his 1966 Chevy Impala Convertible. He loved watching and attending the UK Wildcats Basketball games and was a lifelong fan. He loved to travel, and he always experienced and lived his life to the fullest.
Dick's greatest joy was his family. He devoted his entire life to his wife, his daughter, his grandchildren, and his great-granddaughter. He always said he was the luckiest man alive to have his wonderful wife, family and good friends he had when really it was all of us who were the lucky ones to have had him in our lives and he will be missed every day and live always and forever in all our hearts.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence "Eddie" and Rose West.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Elaine West (nee Bilz), and his daughter, Beth West.
Dick also leaves behind his grandchildren, David West Cahill, Sebrina West, Luke West, and his great-granddaughter, Althea Walters.
Services for Dick will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, Honor Flight Network, Air Force Aid Society, St. Elizabeth Foundation Cancer Patient Support-A Holbrook Minning Legacy, Cancer Care and Healthy Hearts Fund, DCCH Center for Children and Families 75 Orphanage Rd, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.
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Published by Linnemann Funeral Home - Erlanger from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2021.