Richard E. Mayberry, 84, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at Wooster Community Hospital. Surviving are his wife Virginia, his daughter Nancy Mayberry Crisafulli, son-in-law Steven Crisafulli, and his grandson John Thomas Crisafulli who is currently serving in Iraq. Additional survivor is Richard’s sister, Jean Rahl of Evanston, Il.
Richard was born in Wooster on September 27, 1923, and was married 60 years to Virginia Ruth Mayberry. Richard was a graduate of Wooster High School and the College of Wooster. Richard served in the US Army during World War II with the 171st Combat Engineers in France and Germany from August of 1943 to March of 1946. During which time he landed on Utah Beach. After Army service, Richard so
served as a member of city council for eleven years in Fairview Park, OH. During his community service, he began a lengthy career in the Coal Industry, beginning with Pickands Mather where he was promoted to and served as Sales Manager for the entire East Coast. After retirement from Pickands Mather, he spent several years as a coal broker for such companies as Black Gold Coal Company and Buffalo Coal Company. As a coal broker, Richard co-owned the Appalachian Fuels Company and HAS Enterprises.
Richard was a member of the Wooster United Methodist Church, and the Crystal Cathedral Ministries. While in Fairview Park, he was a member of Masonic Lodge. While living in Washington, DC he was a member of the Capital Hill Club.
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