Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel

1985 South Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, OH


Richard Lichaw

June 5, 1949August 8, 2019

Richard “Rick” Lichaw, beloved life partner of Gracia Ahlegian; devoted son of the late Melvin and Bette Lichaw; dear brother of felice Lichaw (deceased); dearest nephew of Cecelia Polster (Leonard deceased) and Erv Polster (Roselee) (Miriam deceased); loving cousin and uncle to many.

Services will be held at Bet Olam Cemetery (Richmond & Chagrin Blvd) Beachwood, Tuesday, August 13 at 1:00PM.


Contributions are suggested to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 E 185th St. Cleveland 44119.


  • Graveside Funeral Services Tuesday, August 13, 2019


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Chris Schneider

August 22, 2019

I am saddened to hear the passing of Richard. We lived across the street from him since 2015. I talked to him a few times. He was a great guy to talk to. I remember when he took out his bushes along the front of his sidewalk. Our condolences are with the lichlaw family.

Elaine Jacob

August 13, 2019

Gracia and Polster Family: Marty and I knew Rick for many years . He was a good, kind man who had a heart of gold . Marty is doing Jury Duty this whole week and I have to watch grandchildren who don’t have to be in school yet otherwise we would be at the funeral . May his memory be a blessing !!! Elaine and Marty Jacob

Tom & Kim Kleiderlein

August 12, 2019

Dear Gracia Ahlegian family and Polster family. We are so sorry to hear of Ricky's passing. He holds a special place in our hearts, as we always loved seeing him, during the holidays. Our special memory, is when Ricky & Gracia came to visit us, at the flea market! Ricky was a very sweet man! May his memory be ever lasting in all the lives he touched. Love Tom & Kim

Donna Soroky

August 12, 2019

I knew Richard for a lot of years, since the early 70's. We used to drive back and forth to Miami of Ohio to visit friends. He was such a good man. I feel a great loss over his passing. May he rest in peace. Donna Soroky

Joel Greenberg

August 10, 2019

I remember Richard well. We met in the 7th grade at Roosevelt and graduated from Heights in June 1967. Z’l Richard May you be forever remembered for a blessing in Tzion and Jerusalem