Richard G. Law, 78, of Elyria Township, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Avon. His loving wife of 59 years was at his side. He had survived five battles of cancer.
He was born November 23, 1928 in Elyria and had been a resident of Elyria Township since 1948. He grew up in LaGrange and graduated from LaGrange High School (now Keystone) in 1946.
He served in the U.S. Army from November 1946 to May 1948, where he was stationed in Germany.
He was owner/operator of Law Welding, Inc. for 40 years and worked on county road bridge repairs throughout the state of Ohio. He also did job shop work during the winter months, retiring in 2000.
He was a life member of Vermilion V.F.W. No. 7576 and Erie Shores Humane Society; member of Elyria Lodge No. 787 F. & A.M.; Elyria Commandery No. 60; Knights Templar; a former member of Al Koran Shrine AAONMS of Cleveland and Lorain County Shrine Club where he was one of the founders of the Lorain County Shrine Fire Brigade.
He was a founding member of Commodore Perry Antique Car Club AACA and served as President of the local chapter.
He enjoyed restoring antique cars and was an animal lover.
He is survived by his wife, Jane F. (nee Schmitz); daughters, Rebecca M. Dummitt of Avon; Susan D. Yost of Highland Village, TX; Bonnie C. Law of Wellington; and a son, Scott L. Law of Lorain.
Also surviving are six grandchildren, Eric and Aaron Dummitt, Jason and Mitchell Law, Devon and Brooke Yost; and five great-grandchildren, Richard and Brianna Dummitt, Tyler and Riley Law and Stella Brown.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth V. Law in 1989, and Helen M. (nee VanArsdale) Law in 2001.
There will be no visitation or service, by his request. Memorial contributions may be made to Erie Shores Humane Society, P.O. Box 1041, Elyria, OH 44036 or the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, C/O Al Koran Shriners, 1000 East Edgerton Rd. Broadview Heights, OH 44147-3142.
Burial will be in Columbia Township Cemetery. Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria handled arrangements.