Richard L. “Dick” Lanser, 79, of North Ridgeville, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, March 11, 2014. He was born April 1, 1934 in Cleveland and had been a North Ridgeville resident for 31 years.
Dick was a proud 1952 graduate of St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland. Dick was employed for many years as a salesman of corrugated packaging for several Cleveland area companies. He was still handling some accounts and was associated with Welch Packaging in Valley View.
He was a member of St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church in North Ridgeville and of the St. Ignatius High School Alumni Association. He was a volunteer coach for the St. Ignatius Hockey Team, a program which he re-started in the 1970’s. Dick loved music and enjoyed listening to many different types and varieties. He also enjoyed golf, was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and he enjoyed assisting his wife with volunteer projects at Community Care in North Ridgeville.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Terri (nee Forsythe); daughters, Laura Henton (Scott) of Brunswick, Katie Moreno of Willoughby Hills and Carrie Lamb (Scott) of West Park; son, J.P. Cooney (Chrissy) of Brunswick; grandchildren, Trevor and Nathan Henton, Carmen and Carrie Moreno, Garrett Lamb and Grace and Liam Cooney; and by his sister, Patricia O’Brien of California.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Irene (nee Laird) Lanser; sisters, Betty Winzer and Jayne Paul; and brothers, Jack and Joseph Lanser.
A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 5500 N. Lear Nagle Rd., North Ridgeville, where the family will receive friends from 9 A.M. until the time of the Mass. Rev. George A. Vrabel, Pastor, will celebrate the Mass. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Avon.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions in Dick’s memory be made to either the St. Ignatius High School Annual Fund and designated for support of athletics or to Community Care, North Ridgeville.
Liston Funeral Home, North Ridgeville, is serving the family.