Richard served with the US Army stationed in Japan during the Korean Conflict. He had been employed as assistant general manager at York International Corp. Richard was a former member of St. Mary Church, Elyria, the former Assumption Church, Grafton and The Holy Name Society of the church. He was a loving father, grandfather and outdoorsman who enjoyed gardening and cooking.
Richard is survived by daughters, Susan (Tom) Miller of Springfield, Ohio and Nancy (Gordon) Comrie of Elyria; son, Jim (Jamie) Patyak of Medina; grandchildren, Candace Comrie and Lauren, Lindsay and Michael Patyak; and a sister, Arlene Rader of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Carole E. in 2012; and parents, Michael and Lola Patyak.
A private funeral Mass will be Monday 11 A.M. February 10, 2014 at St. Mary Church, 320 Middle Avenue, Elyria. Reverend Charles T. Diedrick will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ames Family Hospice House, 30080 Hospice Way, Westlake, OH, 44145-1077.