Richard L. Guyer, 94, passed away Friday, June 22, 2012. He was born March 2, 1918 in Elyria, to Jay and Opal Belle Guyer. He was a longtime resident of Spencer, where he lived with his wife and raised four children.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he heroically served during World War II and was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, while stationed on the U.S.S. Tucker. Upon his return home from the war, he married his wife, Betty, to whom he was married for 59 years.
Richard worked for the T.J. Hume Construction Company, where he retired in 1984. After retirement, he enjoyed weekly trips to “the hills” with his wife. He will be remembered by friends and family as an avid gardener and master carpenter.
He is survived by daughters Melissa (Jim) Maibach of Bellevue and Mary (Larry) Schuck of Winston, Georgia; son, Richard (Patti) Guyer of Seville; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Richard was a beloved grandfather and routinely traveled around Northeast Ohio, visiting his grandchildren at school activities and sporting events. He never missed a birthday or graduation, and his family will forever be grateful for the memories from the barbeques, Fourth of July celebrations, Christmas celebrations, and Sunday dinners he shared with all of them. Most of all, he had an incredible sense of humor that went unmatched and will never be forgotten.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty in 2006; and his eldest daughter, Marcy Wallace in 2002.
A private family burial was held in Spencer.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to Make a Wish Foundation, 1422 Euclid Ave., Suite 239, Cleveland, OH 4415-1901, in honor of his grandson, and cancer survivor, Joseph Maibach.
Parker & Son Funeral Home in Spencer are handling arrangements.
Online tributes may be made at www.parkerfuneralhomes.com