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Richard L. Simenc

RICHARD L. SIMENC age 71, beloved husband for 46 years of Theresa (nee Chiancone); loving father of Jeffrey (wife Kelly), Jennifer Morrow (husband Jason), Michael, (wife Hallie), and Matthew (wife Cori); devoted grandfather of Madelyn, Julia, Clara, Lauren, Benjamin, Charles, Emma, Sofia, and Ellie; cherished son of the late Louis and Josephine (nee Zupancic); dearest brother of Robert (wife Lynn), Sandra Grisez (husband Donald), Timothy (wife Susan), and Thomas (wife Bridget); nephew of Jack Simenc; treasured son-in-law of the late Charles and Theresa Chiancone; fond brother-in-law of the late Charles Jr. “Murph” and Ronald Chiancone; dear uncle and great-uncle of many.

Rich was born on March 13, 1947 in Cleveland and passed away on November 7, 2018. He was a resident of Euclid for 46 years formerly of Richmond Heights. Rich was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1965. Rich retired from General Motors in 2008 as a tool and die maker. He loved fishing, shooting, camping, boating and family vacations to Myrtle Beach. Rich was a Browns, Indians and Cavs fan. He enjoyed making trips to Sam’s Club. Rich was the life of the party and fun to be with. He will be remembered most as a friendly, funny, witty and family-oriented man who had a sense of humor. Rich was handy, hard-working and could fix anything. No one was a stranger to Rich, he was always generous and giving of his time. Rich will be dearly missed.

Contributions may be made in memory of Rich to Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute c/o Cleveland Clinic Philanthropy Institute-Desk DV 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44195. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, November 12, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church at 10 AM. Burial following at Lake View 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) SUNDAY 2-7 PM.

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  1. Ed and Nancy Ehrke

    So sorry for your loss. We will always remember Rich for his humor and love of life.

  2. Rich, RIP and keep “Smiling”

  3. Sorry to hear of Richey passing my best to the family

  4. Great guy and very funny!

  5. Dearest Bob, Lynn and Family
    So sorry to hear of your brothers passing. This is very hard and know Rich will be missed by many.
    Your friend Jan and Rich Vyse

  6. Tom and Kathy Dugan

    Everyone knew this man and we were so lucky to be included in his family! We shared memories from Vegas, Myrtle Beach and most recently Disney World. We hold you in our Rich and will miss you deeply!

  7. My deepest sympathy to your families. Sending prayers of strength during this time.

  8. Jeff,
    You and your family are in my thoughts and Prayers


  9. Our hearts are full of sorrow for all the family. We will always cherish the awesome memories we have of knowing Rich for over fifty some years.
    Such a warm, funny full of life guy.
    Friends forever Ken and Darlene Ican

  10. Paul & Kim Davis 11/9/18
    Rich you will greatly be missed and although we
    Didn’t make it we will always remember your
    Great smile. I ( Kim ) will always remember you
    On the front porch at the condo with that great
    Smile. We both will always miss and remember
    You as a great man. It was our honor to know
    You may you RIP.

  11. Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss. May peace be with you and your family.

  12. Just found out today. I haven’t seen him since 1965 but I remember him as a great and fun guy. May be rest in peace. My condolences to his family.

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