Richard L Ohlin 1947-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs

NEW MIDDLETOWN – Richard L. Ohlin, 75, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

Richard was born on February 6, 1947 in New Castle, Pennsylvania to George L. “Woody” and Justine Ohlin. He was the second of 10 children and grew up in New Middletown. He graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School in 1965. He then earned his real estate license from Youngstown Technological Institute.

Richard began his real estate career in 1970 working for several local real estate agents, principally Mayo & Orvets of Youngstown, where he won several sales awards. He was elected President of the Youngstown Area Board of Realtors, Sales Associate Section.

Richard moved to Florida in 1980 where he worked as a sales and project manager in various condominium developments. He then relocated to the Caribbean Islands and managed sales as a project manager in Aruba, Curacao, the Yucatan Peninsula and Cancun, Mexico.

After retiring, Richard returned to New Middletown, where he helped take care of his mother and sister.

Richard made friends quickly and was always ready to tell a story or a joke. He made countless acquaintances over the years and was known for his warm, humorous personality and big laugh. He enjoyed life and being with family and those he loved.

He was an avid sports fan, particularly of the Cleveland Indians (not Guardians!) and attended many games over the years. He was also a big fan of Elvis Presley. He will be greatly missed.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; son, James; Brothers, Robert and George “Woody”; and sister Anita.

He is survived by his son Richard Lee; grandson, Emory; and granddaughter Madysyn; Brothers Douglas, Donald (Anne) of Fort Myers, Florida, Kenneth (Laura) of North Canton, and Michael (Kelly) of Palmyra, Pennsylvania; sisters Dianne Wood (Jeff) and Cindy Bones, both from New Middletown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be offered on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New Middletown. Celebrant will be Rev. Steve Zeigler. The guests are received in the church before the mass. There are no office hours.

Richard’s remains were donated to the Cleveland Clinic’s body donation program for the purpose of conducting scientific research. He is eventually buried in Zion Cemetery in New Middletown.

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