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330.262.7771

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE

330.262.7771

Richard N. Orr (Dick) died Sunday, March 13, 2016 in Wooster Community Hospital surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife JoAnne, sons Rick and David (Janet), grandsons Max and Keegan.
Dick loved flight as early as four years, as a photograph portrays him posed holding a small airplane.   The curly-headed little boy grew that love into a career that included Naval pilot on the carrier USS Kearsarge to a thirty-four year run with United Air Lines retiring as a Captain on the DC-10.   He loved the Cleveland Orchestra, the Wurlitzer Theater Organ, building and flying radio control model planes, playing the piano and last but not least his family.   He could repair almost everything and loved to garden.  
Perhaps, this next sentence is not appropriate for an obituary, but it is true.   Dick was a hell of a pilot.   And was concerned about the welfare of friends and family offering help where needed.   As one fellow pilots said, œHe was one of the really good guys.    Guess that says it all. In the aviation world when a pilot dies they are said to have flown west.   Family, friends and fellow pilots wish him safe landing.
Contributions may be directed to The Cleveland Orcherstra, Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, to the National Air and Space Museum, Office of Advancement, PO Box 92192, Washington, DC 20090-2192 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1:30 PM at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville.   A procession will form at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster at 12:30 PM.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions
The Cleveland Orcherstra, Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, to the National Air and Space Museum, Office of Advancement, PO Box 92192, Washington, DC 20090-2192 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Service
Graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1:30 PM at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville.   A procession will form at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster at 12:30 PM.

Visitation
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