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Richard N. Parsons

1935 - 2021



VERMILION – Richard N. Parsons, 85, of Vermilion, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 at Mercy New Life Hospice Center, Lorain.

   He was born Oct 24, 1935 in Cleveland and was a lifelong resident of Vermilion.  Richard graduated from Vermilion High School.  He was a US Navy Veteran.  While serving on the USS Intrepid, on the flight deck, Richard especially enjoyed the Mediterranean tour.  He worked as a marine engine mechanic for several years.  Richard then owned and operated, along with his wife and children, Parsons M&I and Fire Equipment in Vermilion from 1973 to 2001.

  He was a Volunteer Fireman (Lieutenant) for Vermilion for 18 years. Richard was a member of the Ely Masonic Lodge of Vermilion and a lifelong member of Vermilion Fish and Game.  He belonged to the Erie Wyndott Muzzle Loaders, serving as treasurer for several years.  He was a skilled marksman and enjoyed Air Pistol Shooting at Camp Perry.  He enjoyed building model boats, planes, and steam engines as hobbies.

   Richard was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Hume), married to for 61 years; three daughters, Lori (John) McDonald of Amherst, Barbara (John) Evansco of Sheffield Lake, and Julie (Gary) Miller of Lorain; a son, Eric (Mike) Parsons of Strongsville; 6 grandchildren: Shannon, Jessie, Ryan, Mike, Jake and Melissa; and 2 great-grandchildren, Colton and Evelyn.

   The family will have a private funeral service.  A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

   Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Rd, Lorain, OH 44053 or to Saratoga WarHorse Foundation, P.O. Box 461, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

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   Foster Funeral Home & Crematory, Huron, is assisting the family.



Saratoga WarHorse Foundation
P.O. Box 461, Saratoga Springs NY 12866

New Life Hospice
3500 Kolbe Rd, Lorain OH 44053

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Deb and Dan Fuchs

May 27, 2021 1:35 PM

With heartfelt condolences, we are keeping you all in our prayers. May you find moments of peace and joy as you remember him.
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Jessica Meyeraan

April 2, 2021 3:48 PM

I have been blessed to know the Parsons family for more than 40 years. Julie is my longest and dearly-held friend and sister in Christ. Pat and Rich were like parents to me. My family and I send our deepest sympathies to the whole family during this difficult time. May fond memories of Rich and the presence of and prayers from family and friends bring you comfort.

Aaron Reznick

March 31, 2021 2:41 PM
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To the Parsons Family, our sincere condolences to you on behalf of the USS Intrepid Former Crewmembers Association.

Richard, our brother, Fair Winds and Following Seas

Anita and Howard

March 31, 2021 9:07 AM

Dear Pat and family,
Our condolences to all of you in the passing of your dear husband, father and grandfather.
Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you.
Richard will be missed by many..
Love, Anita and Howard

Bendix Security Staff

March 30, 2021 8:22 AM

Our hearts are heavy with sympathy for your loss. May the love of our Lord and Saviour comfort your family, loved ones and friends.
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