MANSFIELD: Richard R. Au, 82, passed away early Sunday morning, May 1, 2011 at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.
Born July 21, 1928 in Richland County, Ohio he was the son of the late Mary Lucina (Simmons) and Lee D. Au.
He was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church and was a master plumber and member of United Association of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local #42. Richard was active in the Masons
A dignified, loving, hardworking man, Richard adored his family. His sense of humor shined and he lived his life with much enthusiasm and vigor.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elinor "Peggy" (McCurdy) Au; two sons, Michael L. (Dorothy) Au of Mansfield, Ohio and James J. (Donna) Au of Charlotte, NC; two daughters, Melinda L. (Paul) Suddes of Columbia, SC and Melissa S. (Larry) Humbert of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren, Benjamin (Melannie) Au, Douglas (Danyelle) Au, Daniel Suddes, Thomas Suddes, Joseph Humbert, Carolyn Humbert, Jennifer Au and Lindsay Au; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Christian, Noah and Mason Au and Gabriel Baldwin; three sisters, Dorothy Snyder, Geraldine Kaufmann and Vivian McNenny; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph, Dudley and James Au; and sisters, Martha Friday and Betty Kessler.
Friends may visit from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. in St. Timothy Lutheran Church with Rev. Bonnie Peltomaa officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Timothy Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1262 Ashland Road, Mansfield, OHIO 44905
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