Richard F. Barrows, 93, of Sandusky, passed away early Wednesday morning, Jan. 29, 2014, in Stein Hospice Care Center.
He was born Oct. 10, 1920, in Vergennes, Vt., and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Richard was employed as an engineer for the U.S. government at NASA Plum Brook Station, and Glenn Research Station for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Chapman) Barrows; children, Stephen (Yong Ju) Barrows, Marguerite (Joe) Michels, Bonnie (Tom Jameson) Barrows, Richard Barrows Jr., Nancy (Eric) Fink, Linda (Mark) Quinn, Michael (Kimberlie) Barrows, and Barbara (Ward) Wrabel; seventeen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Claire Duclos; brother, Robert Barrows; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Marguerite (Daniels) Barrows; and a sister, Helene Palmer.
There will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date in Vermont. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Vergennes.
Memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s name to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, or Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870, or to one’s favorite charity.
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is handling arrangements. Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made to the family at toftfh.com.