Richard C. “Bucky” Walters, 85, of Valley City, formerly of Lorain, passed away Tuesday evening, December 3, 2013, at his home in the care of the Cleveland Clinic Hospice following a brief illness. Mr. Walters was born in Lorain on October 2, 1928, the son of the late Llewellyn T. and Ruth C. (Rice) Walters.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He worked for U.S. Steel, was a Lorain fireman and retired in 1993 as the marketing director for the B.F. Goodrich Company in both Avon and Independence. He enjoyed gardening, working with wood, and riding his tractors. He collected canes and anvils. He created a room in his home with many pictures, paintings and models of his favorite lighthouses. He visited many of them while traveling. He was a member of Christian Temple Disciples of Christ in Lorain. He was a member of F & AM Lodge 786 and was a past Master of the Lodge. Mr. Walters graduated from Lorain High School in the class of 1946-B and married his high school sweetheart Mary (nee Russo) Walters. They were married for 66 years.
He will be missed by his wife, Mary; son, Bill (Kathy) Walters of Strongsville; daughter, Wendy (Tom) Casada of Valley City, daughter, Linda (Len) Marsico of West Bloomfield, Michigan; son, John (Lynne) Walters of Amherst; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Faith Laidlaw of Elyria, Luellen Roberts of Amherst, Susan (Reuben) Cardonick of Beverly Hills, Florida; brothers, Thomas (Betty) Walters of Amherst and Jeffrey Walters of California.
Friends may call Friday, December 6, 2013 from 4 to 8 P.M., in the Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street, Lorain. Funeral Services will be Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 11 A.M., in the funeral home with Reverend Dr. Bradley J. Donahue, Pastor of Christian Temple, officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park Cemetery Amherst Township, with full military honors provided by the Disabled American Veterans, Louis Proy Post # 20 of Lorain .
The family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Clinic Hospice, 6801 Brecksville Road, Suite 10, Independance, OH 44131.