|Birth: ||Jun. 11, 1955|
|Death: ||May 29, 2013|
June 17, 2013
Ricki N. Richards
Anonymous Star Beacon The Star Beacon Mon Jun 17, 2013, 09:00 AM EDT
CONNEAUT — Ricki N. Richards, age 57, of Conneaut, Ohio, formerly of Alberta, Ala., passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio.
He was born June 11, 1955, in Conneaut, Ohio, the son of George M. Richards and the late Dolores J. (Woodworth) Richards.
Ricki graduated from Conneaut High School where he excelled in football and baseball. He enlisted in the Marine Corps during his senior year. He went to basic training at Parris Island, N.C. where he graduated #1. He then went to electronics school for his specialty training, after which he was sent to Korea where he met his wife MeJin. They had two great children, April and J.J. Following his duty in Korea, he tried out for the Marine Corps traveling softball team. He traveled all over the world playing ball for the Corps. His playing days were interrupted by Desert Storm following which he was selected to deploy on U.S. Navy ships to set up satellite systems for the Navy. His last ship duty was on the U.S.S. Wasp, from which he retired. He was the only Marine to retire from a Navy ship and the Navy was very proud of Ricki's service. The Captain of the U.S.S. Wasp made Ricki a Chief, a rank equivalent to his Gunnery Sgt. E7 of the Marine Corps. Ricki retired with 21 years of service, winning many awards for serving his country.
Ricki is survived by his father George Richards of Conneaut, Ohio; his daughter, April M. Richards and his son, J.J. Richards, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, David (Colleen) Richards of Zionsville, Ind. and Sean Richards of Mentor, Ohio; his sister, Debra L. Oakes of Conneaut; and nieces, nephews and more distant relatives.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dolores; and both grandparents.
Burial with Military Rites will take place at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 19th, in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio.
MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Ohio, has charge of arrangements.
Please sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.
Dolores J. Richards, age 77, formerly of Conneaut, Ohio, died Tuesday evening, March 30, 2010, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 28, 1932, in Conneaut, and was the daughter of Theodore N. and Elizabeth (McCaw) Woodworth.
A lifelong Conneaut resident, Mrs. Richards was a graduate of Rowe High School and enjoyed bowling, camping and traveling.
Survivors include her husband, George M. Richards whom she married Nov. 18,1950 in Akron, Ohio; a daughter, Debra L. Oakes of Portsmouth, Ohio; three sons, David E. (Colleen) Richards of Zionsville, Ind., Rick N. Richards of Alberta, Ala. and Sean P. Richards of Willowick, Ohio; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Robert (Nancy) Woodworth of Pinehurst, N.C. and William (Kim) Woodworth of Exton, Pa.; as well as nieces, nephews and more distant relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Richard and Douglas Woodworth.
Family Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday evening, April 3rd, at MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, P.O. Box 1950, Clarksburg, Md. 20871-1950. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Obituary and condolences at www.marcyfuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.
Published in The Star Beacon on 4/1/2010
Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 17, 2013
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