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Richard F. Lavrich

    • Richard F. Lavrich
    • August 11, 1942 - August 13, 2010
    • Viewing Location: 6330 Center Street, Mentor, OH 44060
    • Viewings: Monday, August 16, from 2:00 until 7:00 PM
    • Funeral services for Richard F. Lavrich, 68, of Mentor, will be 6:30 p.m. Monday at the McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center St., (Route 615, north of Route 2), Mentor. Mr. Lavrich passed away at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Born Aug. 11, 1942, in Cleveland, he was a Lake County resident for 20 years, living in Mentor. He previously lived in Euclid. He loved fishing, grew up on Lake Erie, and was known as the best fisherman in Northeast Ohio, "just like his dad." Mr. Lavrich retired as a fire fighter for University Heights for 31 years. He was also an E.M.T. with University Heights. He was the beloved husband of Judith Ann (Carroll) Lavrich; father of Janice Lavrich of Kirtland and Richard Lavrich Ph.D. of South Carolina; brother of William J. (Susan) Lavrich of North Carolina and Susan L. Blansett of Deer Park, Texas; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph J. "Shine" and Regina (Baczkiewicz Lavrich. The family will receive friends 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be private. The family requests dress code to be appropriate fishing attire as Dick would have liked. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his name be made to Aluminum Cans for Burn Children of Northeast Ohio, 3100 E. 45th St., Cleveland, OH 44127.
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    • Dear Susie and Bill, I just right now found out about Dick on face book. I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and I love you all. I'll inform the rest of the family here. Please send me emails and/or face book account. I gotta keep in better touch with you both......Jer
    • Jerry W. Orgel • 12/27/11, 12:35 pm
    • Dear Judy, This is Julianne - I used to sit near you at Lubrizol. I was deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your husband Richard. I can't imagine what you are going through but I can offer you my compassion. I liked you so much and loved your laughter coming from your cubicle. You are such a caring person and you have such special qualities. Please accept my condolences and know that we care about you. I wish you strength and support from those around you. May the peace which comes from memories of Richard comfort you now and in the days ahead.
    • Smrdel Family • 08/16/10, 5:52 pm
    • Jan, I didn't know your dad but by reading his obituary, he sounded like a wonderful man who made self-sacrifice and took a great risk buy serving as a firefighter to help save others lives. When I read about the fishing attire, it brought me to many memories of my own father and all the fishing trips and stories he and I shared. I know your loss is great, dads been gone for 11 years and I miss him each day. He too was taken suddenly by an aneurysm. However, the peace we can find in knowing they will never suffer again should comfort us all in times of sorry. God will love him and protect him and welcome him home. God’s love will be there for all of you through friends and family comfort. Who knows Jan, maybe our dads will meet at the fishin hole. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    • Vicki S. Hershey • 08/16/10, 10:30 am
    • I am so sorry to heard about you loss. My prayers and thoughts go out to in this most difficult time of sorrow.
    • Diane M. Cote • 08/16/10, 10:11 am
    • I want to send this note of sympathy to the Lavrich Family. Dick was one of my best friends at East High, Class of '60. So many good times I can't count. Especially Dick picking up the guys in his '49 Buick, every Friday night to attend the Indian's Games. A short time after Graduation we lost contact and I have not seen Dick since. I still drift back remembering those good times. Robert Dressel Brunswick Hills, OH
    • Robert J. Dressel • 08/16/10, 8:21 am
    • One of the kindest people I have known and the source of great laughter. Dick made some unbearable times at the fire department much more bearable. One of the few people I have known that I always looked forward to seeing. My sympathy goes out to Judy. Don Morse (in Colorado)
    • Donald R. Morse • 08/15/10, 8:37 pm

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