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“So sorry to hear of Richard's passing. I will keep your family in my prayers. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Edgerton - Plymouth, MI

“So sorry to hear of Richard's passing. I will keep your family in my prayers at this difficult time. Love to the family ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Edgerton - Plymouth, MI

“My Condolence to you and your family for your loss. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Sandy Sullivan - Mentor, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you, in this time of deep sorrow on your loss of Richard. I pray for the peace that surpasses all understanding for...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Debra Wormald - Eastlake, OH

“Rich was dealt a bad hand when he was born, but overcame the obstacles of life with help from God, his sister and some great doctors. He had great...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Lisle & Joanne Caldwell - Troy, NC

“I'm so sorry to hear or the passing of Richard. I worked with him at General Electric Mentor Equipment Plant. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Tony Rinaldi - Eastlake, OH

“I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Richard. I worked with him at General Electric Mentor Equipment plant. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Tony Rinaldi - Eastlake, OH

“There are many fond memories I have of Uncle Richard. The ones that stick out the most in my mind are the times we would spend Christmas at Lisle...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Tyler Caldwell - Painesville, OH

“Prayers to the family. Love you Missy! ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: virginia didino - Wickliffe, OH

“Richard, my wonderful brother, was always there for me and my sons. May he rest in peace now. Richard was willing and able to be there to help...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“I remember the first time I saw them together was at my brothers wedding and they just were so happy you couldn't wipe the smile of there faces he...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Judi Fallow - Kirtland, OH

“Richard was a kind person and a great family man. He was always there to help in difficult times. He was a Gentleman. I was honored to have known...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Ruth Timmis - Dorset, OH

“Richard was one of the finest and best men I have ever known. He was a great friend and will be greatly missed. He and his family are in my prayers. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Dave Martin - Dorset, OH

Richard E. Caldwell took his first breath on June 26, 1946 and his last on December 30, 2012 when God decided to grant him his early retirement.

The husband of 28 years to Rebecca (Garry), they made their home in Madison where he enjoyed taking care of their seven kitties.

Richard had his eye on retirement after working nearly every day since the ground breaking heart surgery he had at age 18. He was the hardest working man, sometimes working three jobs to provide for his family. Richard was a simple man enjoying the love of his family, his chocolate, and of course his kitties.

Richard spent his entire working life working in the machining industry, working the last twenty or so years for Sopko and Sons in Euclid. His expertize was unmatched.

Richard will be greatly missed by his wife and children, James (Carrie) of Leroy, Bryan of New York, Diane (Derek) Morrison of Willoughby, Melissa (Richard) Wormald, and Meredith (Gabe) Rhodes Gemma of Geneva on the Lake; his grandchildren, Marcus, Caitlin, George, Christian, Cassie, Cameron, Crystal, Robert, Adam, Abby, Gabey, and Josie. Richard also has three great-grandchildren; his siblings, Lisle (JoAnn) of North Carolina, Charles of Leroy, Sandy (John) Teal of Fort Myers, and Jackie (Neil) Wilson of Leroy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lisle and Carrie (Harrison) Caldwell.

Friends and family may call to show their love and support at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, from 5-8:00 pm., Thursday, January 3, 2013.
Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am. Friday, January 4, 2013 at the funeral home.
Final Resting Place will be at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chesterland.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Madison Twp. Police and Fire Departments or your local Humane Society.