He will be dearly missed. Rich completed his Carpenter Apprenticeship with Local Union #105 from 1974-1978. He became a member of Millwright Local Union #1871 (#1090) in 1978. After working 20 years in the field, he became an organizer and business representative for the Ohio and Vicinity Regional Council of Carpenters, until his retirement in July 2009. He enjoyed his tenure on the North East Ohio Journeymen and Apprenticeship Training Committee the most. Following retirement, he enjoyed working at Shale Creek Golf Course. He loved golfing and was always working on home improvement projects.
Rich leaves behind his beloved wife of 23 years, Angela (nee Czelusniak); his children, Brian, Christine Vish, Eric Mirosavich (Ann), Richard A., Robert, and Micaela; his grandchildren, Alyssa and Nicholas; and brothers, Mike (Katie) of Nebraska, Steve (Rose) of Texas, Jim (Diane); sister, Jan Fear; and many nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Steve J. and Eleanor (nee Trojanowski).
Family will receive friends beginning at 10 A.M., prior to Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, November 17, 2012, at 11 A.M., at Holy Martyrs Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Rd., Medina.
The family would like to express their gratitude to all the people in the Cleveland Clinic health care system, who fought with Rich against cancer.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Rd., Medina, OH 44256, or The Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, 9500 Euclid Avenue / R36, Cleveland, OH 44195.
Online condolences at www.waitefuneralhome.com.