Richard R. Fenik, 76, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Denise’s Adult Care, while under the care of New Life Hospice. He was born October 18, 1936 in Lorain and was an Elyria resident for most of his life.
Richard worked at Ohio Edison for 40 years, as a lineman and trouble shooter. He served in the United States Army, was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church and the Ohio Edison Men’s Club. He was a graduate of Elyria High School, where he was a member of the football team and was a dedicated follower of the Elyria Pioneers Softball Team. He was also a avid Ohio State Football and Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball fan and enjoyed working in his yard, going to casinos and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and school activities.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Barbara (nee Butti); daughters, Tracy (Michael) Webber of Sheffield Township and Tammy (Timothy) Cascio of Elyria; son, Kenneth (Allison) Fenik of Elyria; grandchildren, Bradley, Zachary, Ashley, Kayley, Tyler, Calli and Molly; sister, Marianne (Dennis) Rieth of Sheffield Village; brother, Joseph (Mary Ann) Fenik of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Anna Fenik.
The family will receive friends Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 3 to 7 P.M. at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria. Closing prayers will be Friday, September 13, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. in the funeral home, followed by a 10 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vincent DePaul Church, 41295 North Ridge Rd., Elyria. The Rev. Fr. Donald Dunson, Pastor, will be the Celebrant. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family in care of the funeral home.