Richard E. St. Clair, Sr.

December 30, 1932 ‒ March 02, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Richard E. St. Clair, Sr., 88, of Galion passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at home surrounded by his family.

He was born December 30, 1932 in Galion to Harold R. and Albertina (Bauer) St. Clair. Richard was raised by his maternal grandparents, Carl and Caroline Dorothea Bauer. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Belva D. (Crawford) St. Clair whom he married on April 28, 1959.

He attended Galion Schools and retired in 1998 after 39 years from the former Komatsu Dresser in Galion where he was a lift truck operator. Richard loved the outdoors. He enjoyed cutting wood, gardening and was known for his rose garden.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Jeffery A. (Peggy) St. Clair of Mt. Gilead, Greg L. St. Clair of Phoenix, Arizona and Richard E. St. Clair, Jr. of Galion; one granddaughter, Veronica Jaynes of Phoenix, Arizona; a great-granddaughter, Honor; brother Harold St. Clair of Galion; brothers-in-law, John (Ellen) Crawford of Johnsville and David (Judy) Crawford of Loris, South Carolina; sister-in-law Nora (William) Houghton of Sarasota, Florida and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Donald St. Clair.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 5, 2021 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 5th with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Avita Hospice or the Humane Society serving Crawford County in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Richard St. Clair, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Belva and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories of Richard help heal your pain and hearts. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in these difficult days a head. Belva it was a pleasure getting to know you. Your nurse.

  • To the family of Richard St. Clair: I am so sorry to read about Richard’s death. Many years ago, I worked in the Maintenance Office as Secretary at Dresser. Richard was a great guy. Always enjoyed talking to him. I know you will miss him greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  • Dick always came with a smile and left you with one…..He definitely was a friend to many and always did his job without complaining ….Komatsu coworker Keith Rogers