Richard B. Blenkhorn

March 10, 1925July 12, 2012

RICHARD B. BLENKHORN, age 87, passed away July 12, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Phyllis A. (nee Gunther). Dear father of Deborah Kozub (Gary), Dedra (Dee), Anne Peters (Robert), Susan Gordon (Ken), Amy (Mark Valco) and Kristine Rodriguez. Loving grandfather of 12. Great-grandfather of five. Dear brother of the late William and James Blenkhorn. Brother-in-law of Rosemary Gunther. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 17 at St. Angela Merici Church, 20970 Lorain Rd. at 10 a.m. Interment Western Reserve National Cemetery. Family will receive friends in the CORRIGAN CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME, 20820 LORAIN RD., FAIRVIEW PARK, MONDAY 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Cleveland Clinic, 6801 Brecksville Rd., Independence, OH 44131. Online condolences may be expressed at


  • Visitation Monday, July 16, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, July 16, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Richard B. Blenkhorn

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Michelle Strasz

July 21, 2012

Dear Debbie, Dee, Ann, Susan, Amy and Kristine and families, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I have such fond memories of coming to Cleveland with Penny and my Mom to visit all of you and how much fun we had. Sending all of you a big hug and wishing it could have been in person. Love, Michelle (Kohlschmidt) Strasz

July 17, 2012

Debbie, DeDe, Anne, Amy and Krissy - I am so sorry for your loss. I have such great memories of your mom and dad. You are all in my thoughts an prayers. Colleen Hagan Carrocia

July 17, 2012

Dear Blenkhorn Girls,
Knowing you saw to seeing your parents out of this life with style and grace, that is the best gift you could ever give to them.
Kathy Amata

Ann Tye

July 16, 2012

"We do not lose the ones we love,
They just go on before.,
Where life is everlasting,
And sorrow is no more.
And there the soul will always live, And joy is everywhere.
We do not lose the ones we love;
God takes them in His care."

Your Father is at peace now with you Mom.

Marcella Bernethy

July 16, 2012

Dear Girls,
How proud your dad was of his daughters and their families. What excellent care and love you gave both of your parents. His pain is gone, Dick and Phyl are together forever. Cherish and treasure the wonderful memories you have of your dad. I am grateful for our many years of friendship.
With love and prayers,
Marcella Bernethy

Linda and Dave Starkey

July 16, 2012

Sue, We are so sorry to hear of your father's passing Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Remember the wonderful times you had together as a famiy.

July 16, 2012

Dear Girls,
My thoughts and prayers are with you today. Jack & I shared so many wonderful times with your Mom & Dad after we moved to Florida. With Love,
Mary Thorsby,Westport,CT

Cindy Cain

July 16, 2012

Sue - My prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.

July 16, 2012

Krisse and family. I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I know how much he meant to you. Celebrate the life he lived. God bless you. Cindy Dadik

July 15, 2012

Ann, Bob, Chris, Kathie, Rob, Debbie, Dee, Sue, Amy, Krissy and families

We are so sorry to hear about your dad and grandpa. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

John and Marilyn Rainieri