YOUNGSTOWN – Rev. Richard B. Driscoll, 85, of 1445 South Meridian Road, died Thursday morning, Aug. 15, 2013, following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Richard was born Aug. 11, 1928, the son of the late of Bohem and Mary Brown Driscoll, and lived most of his life in the area.
He was a graduate of South High School, and served as a medic in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was an ordained minister for over 50 years. Richard was a minister at Grace Chapel, Berean Baptist and the Poland Center Community Church.
Additionally, he was the chaplain for the Youngstown Police Department from 1987 until 2005.
He was also a commissioned deputy with the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department from 1997 until 2004, and served as the department’s chaplain.
Dick also worked in maintenance for General Electric and for Colonial Thread Manufacturing.
He had a great love for animals, enjoyed wood-carving, chalk-drawing, and off-road and on-road motorcycle riding. He will be remembered by his family as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
His wife of 60 years, Ruth Irene Gillespie Driscoll, whom he married April 9, 1951, passed away Sept. 19, 2011.
Rev. Driscoll is survived by two daughters, Margie (Bill) Stitzel of Youngstown and Becky Bigelow of Lakewood, Fla.; three sons, James (Sharon) Driscoll of Austintown, Philip Driscoll of Austintown, and Paul (Crystal) Driscoll of Youngstown; nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Jamie, Jimmy, Danielle, Matt, Peter, Luke, Jessica, and Solomon; and six great-grandchildren.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Driscoll; a sister, Peggy Mullins; a daughter-in-law, Debra Driscoll; and two grandchildren, Karen and Billy Stitzel.
Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, where a memorial service will follow at noon.
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