Richard L. Pavey, 88 (formerly of Wilmington, Ohio) loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend, passed away July 28, 2007, at the Parkvue Health Care Center, Sandusky.
He was born Oct. 19, 1918, in Wayne County, Ind. He graduated from Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati, and attended Miami University. During WWII he served as a communications officer in the Army Air Corps in China from 1942-45. He was a former president of Wooley Electric Supply in Cincinnati and a former president of Mason Fence Company in Leesburg, Ohio. He was a member of American Legion and Elks. He donated 17 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross.
He is survived by his daughter, Pamela (Gary) Brunetti; grandchildren Melissa and Nicholas, and nieces Penny and Carol in Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Ella Lee (Glore); his mother, Carrie Benham; and a brother, Druley Pavey.
Mr. Pavey donated his body to the University of Toledo, College of Medicine. A memorial ceremony in Huron and Wilmington will be planned at a future date.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or American Diabetes Assoc., 4500 Rockside Road, Suite 440, Independence, OH 44131.
Foster Funeral Home, Huron, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to fosterfh.com