RICHARD A. CENTA, age 84, beloved husband of the late Rose Ann (nee Porcello); loving father of Cynthia Capone (husband Michael) and Richard (wife Ellen); devoted grandfather of Eric and Hallie (fiancé Stephen Shubeck); cherished son of the late Anthony and Judith (nee Marinick); dearest brother of Betty Witkowski, Helen Elcanick (husband John) and the late Celeste Dietz, Edward, Sylvia, Raymond and Roland Centa, Adele Schmidt and Harry Centa; dear uncle and great-uncle of many.
Rich was a U.S. Army Korean Conflict Veteran. He was a resident of Macedonia for 6 years, after previously residing in Cuyahoga Falls for 10 and Richmond Heights for 44 years. He was a member of St. Noel Catholic Church, a previous member of St. Felicitas Catholic Church, Collinwood Memories and Par Busters Golf League. A graduate of Collinwood High School, Rick was a carpenter tradesman and worked in construction. He enjoyed bowling, model airplanes, the Cleveland Browns, Indians and Cavaliers, listening to Vince Mastro, Perry Como, Andy Williams and Bing Crosby but he especially loved playing golf. He will be remembered by many as a competitive, giving man who both worked hard and played hard.
Contributions may be made in Rich’s memory to Hospice of Summa, 1077 Gorge Blvd., Akron, OH 44310.
Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, October 2, 2014 at St Noel Catholic Church at 10:30 AM. Entombment following at Western Reserve Memorial Garden Cemetery.
Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Rich at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) WEDNESDAY 2-5 and 6-8 PM.Print This Obituary & Condolences