He graduated from St. Mary’s School and later from Kent State University. He married Dianne (nee Hemminger) on August 29, 1964. Richard was a teacher with Lorain City Schools for 35 years. He was an active member of St. Peter’s Church in Lorain, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Holy Name Society, Lorain County Deanery Association, Lion’s International and Lorain Education Association of Retired Teachers. Richard was awarded Holy Name Man of the Year in 1989. He enjoyed traveling, attending theatre performances and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dianne (nee Hemminger) Meck of Lorain; daughters, Kathy (Richard) Wildman of Lorain and Jennifer (Aaron) Buhl of Gibson, Pennsylvania; and grandchildren, Braden and Blake Buhl.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Eunice (nee Wagner) Meck.
Richard’s family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440) 244-1961, Monday, January 27, 2014 from 3 to 8 P.M. A service will be conducted by the Lorain Lion’s Club on Monday at 7 P.M. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 9:20 A.M., with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 A.M. at St. Peter Church, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, with Fr. Craig M. Hovanec, Pastor, officiating. Christian Burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Peter’s Church, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, OH 44053.