OBITUARY

Richard Lee Painter

October 4, 1928April 24, 2019
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Richard Lee Painter, age 90, passed away peacefully April 24, 2019 in Mayfield Hts. Born October 4, 1928 in Bainbridge Twp., he was a longtime Chester Twp. resident before most recently residing in Willoughby Hills. Richard was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was a proud volunteer with the Veteran’s Association and earned the title of 2018 Top Volunteer with the Cleveland VA Medical Center. Richard was an avid Cleveland Browns fan holding season tickets for many years. He also enjoyed volunteering at the Cleveland Air Show. Richard worked in auto part sales with the Ford Motor Co. He is survived by his daughter from South Korea Yeseul Lee (Chanyeop Park); sister Patricia Downing; and other extended family. Richard is predeceased by his wife Barbara Ann Painter; parents Frederick and Margaret Painter; and beloved dog Wanda. Friends may call at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524 Chillicothe Rd., Chester Twp. on Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9 – 11 am, where Military Honors will follow at 11:00 am. Private Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Frederick Painter, Father
  • Margaret Sweet, Mother
  • Barbara Ann Painter, Wife
  • Yeseul Lee Chanyeop Park, Daughter
  • Patricia Dowing, Sister
  • Beloved Dog Wanda

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Saturday, May 4, 2019
  • Military Honors Saturday, May 4, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

Memories

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kerri davidson

May 9, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Dick. I am the director at the Willowick Senior Center. He used to stop by after his volunteer work at the VA, still wearing his blue vest and name badge. He was quite the chatter and I learned quite a bit about his wife (he often got teary when speaking of her), his work at Ford and his military experiences. He even brought in his scrapbook to share with me one time. He spoke about his love of dogs and Wanda. He also spoke very highly of his daughter and was always very happy to hear from her. I haven't seen him in awhile and was thinking about him so I looked him up and saw he passed away recently. My condolences to the family as I know he will be missed. Such a sweet man.

Laquisha Andrew

May 7, 2019

I will truly miss Mr. Painter (Grandpa). Mr. Painter came to me years ago to sign up to become a volunteer after the passing of his wife. Mr. Painter shared countless stories with me before attending is post as a Greeter in our Urgent Care Department. Mr. Painter was a great person and dedicated volunteer. I really appreciate the time and conversations we had.

You will be missed Grandpa Painter.

LaQuisha Andrew

Patty Engel

May 3, 2019

Always the kindest of souls, Uncle Dick is now entertaining the angels with stories of the old Cleveland Stadium and the Browns, his favorite lunch spots, time in the military, all his beloved canines, vacations with his love, Barbara, and wonderful, annual family get-togethers that moved with him from Chesterland to Willoughby. His was a life well-lived and enjoyed. He is already greatly missed though we are comforted in knowing that he is once again with his wife who has been waiting patiently in the heavens.
Much love to you Uncle Dick,
Patty

Sharon Volpe

May 3, 2019

Mr. Painter!!! I will miss seeing you at the VA Hospital in your "special" chair. Thank you for all your years of service both here and abroad. The world has lost a special person, but you will be in our hearts forever.
Take care sir!

VA FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS

May 3, 2019

We will miss Dick very much at the VA Hospital. He would come every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and get a cup of coffee and chat with us all and share his years of wisdom. He was a kind , gentle person who was loved by us all. His passing leaves a sadness in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Cynthia Rosa

May 2, 2019

Yeseul,

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with your dad for 10 months and he spoke of you often and shared proudly all of your accomplishments. Hold onto your memories of him and Barbara, they will bring you comfort.
Cynthia

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