He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Myrtle Brye.
He is survived by his wife of 59½ years, Shirley Brye (nee Lehman).
Richard retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber. He was an avid fisherman, and a member of the American Metropolitan Classic Car Club.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 10 A.M. until the 12 Noon funeral service at Bethany Friends Church, 8127 Wadsworth Rd., Wadsworth. Pastor John Graham will officiate. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Friends Church.
Cox Funeral Home, Wadsworth, 330-335-3311