Richard M. Elwell, 68, passed away at his residence in Chardon, Ohio on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Richard was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in Western New York and Elyria, graduating from Elyria High School in 1963. He went on to graduate from Bluffton College and Phillips University with a Master of Divinity degree.
Richard was ordained as the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Minister on August 23, 1970 at Washington Avenue Christian Church in Elyria and during his career served several churches in Oklahoma, Illinois, New York and Ohio.
He is survived by brothers, William Elwell (Pamela) of Columbus, David Elwell (June) of Elyria; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin H. and Elisabeth M. Elwell.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 3 P.M. Visitation will be from 2 P.M. until the service at The Franklin Circle Christian Church, 1688 Fulton Road, Cleveland, with the Reverend Allen V. Harris officiating.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Burr Funeral Home, Chardon.
Condolences may be made online at www.burrservice.com
The family is requesting that donations be made to Franklin Circle Christian Church.