Ric A. Havel, of West Salem, formerly of Cleveland, passed on to new life Friday, September 6, 2013,
In his healthier days, he enjoyed barbecuing for friends, family and church functions as a member of Holy Name Society, racing cars and motorcycles and traveling the world troubleshooting at machine shops as an expert machinist and master welder.
He is survived and deeply missed by his wife, Susan (nee Kispal); daughter, Nikole (Steve Pilar); grandson, Raiden; sister, Mary Rita Krencisz (Tom deceased); and countless others.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Joseph and mother, Mary Ann (nee Hercik).
A Celebration of Life Mass and gathering will be held Monday, November 4, 2013 at 11 A.M. A memorial Mass will be said Sunday, November 24, 2013, at 11:15 A.M., both to be held at St. Stephen Church, 44 Britton Street, West Salem.
Donations may be given to Susan Havel family.
Online condolences may be shared at the funeral home website at www.mattesonfh.com