Richard R. Case, age 70, of West Park, Cleveland, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
Loving and devoted husband of 49 years to Judy (nee Walker) Case; loving father of Ricky Case and Kristen Case (Scott Sevier). Very proud grandfather of Korbin, Isabelle, and Maverick. Brother to Judy Placko (Mike), Bob Case (Donna), and JoAnne Case. Brother-in-law of Kelly Bemer (Jim) and Shelly Walker. Uncle, great-uncle, and friend to many.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Anne (nee Jones) Case, in-laws John & Shirley (nee McGinty) Walker, sister, Julie Rusell (Don), brother-in-laws Darryl and Ricky Walker, and nephew Joshua Stubblefield.
Rick was the life of the party. His quick wit and sense of humor could help lighten any situation. He believed that 'killing people with kindness' was the way to live. He was a lifelong employee and retiree of LTV Steel. He loved gambling, whether it be lottery tickets, casinos, or a fun night of bingo or cards, he was sure to enjoy himself. He loved listening to music and loved collecting things. He loved traveling and exploring new places. He loved eating out but also would enjoy a good home cooked meal, even if he would never admit it was a tasty meal. Prior to his Parkison's becoming more severe, he enjoyed playing softball, golf, and the occasional game of pool. He loved his annual trip to Myrtle Beach with the guys. He was an avid boxer with Rock It Out Boxing, LLC, a physical exercise program dedicated to Parkinson's Disease, where he could do the speed bag better than any of us! He enjoyed the friendships he made through his journey with Maria and all of her team. Through good times and bad, he was a devoted husband to Judy, his high school sweetheart. He was a proud father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family any chance he could get. He was very proud of his son for his service to the military and his daughter for her teaching career.
Celebration of life will take place on Thursday, May 26th from 4-7 at the Busch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Rd., Parma, OH 44129 where funeral service will commence at 7pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Rick's name may be made by credit card or PayPal to Rock It Out, at rockitout.org or by check to Rock It Out, Inc., 18626 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, Ohio 44107.
Cremation by Busch Crematory.