Richard M. Scodova

October 25, 1929 ‒ September 06, 2017

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Richard M. Scodova went to be with the Lord Wednesday evening, September 6, 2017 in his home surrounded by his family. He was 87.

He was born October 25, 1929 in Mansfield to parents Michael & Katherine (Stirtzinger) Scodova. After he graduated from Mansfield Senior High School with the class of 1947, he proudly served his country by joining the US Army.

After returning home from the Army Richard married a young lady, Margery Brigham, on October 14, 1950. He also began working at Westinghouse for a short time and then the Mansfield Fire Department, where he worked for 30 years until retiring as the Assistant Fire Chief.

In his spare time, he took pleasure in vegetable gardening, listening to big band music and fishing. He fished in Canada, Alaska, and Lake Erie.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years Margery Scodova of Bellville; children Robert Scodova of Lucas, Karen (Theodore) Randles of Richmond, KY, Bruce (Becky) Scodova of Hinckley, and Cynthia (Mike) Scodova-Staton of Bellville; ten grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; sister-in-laws Mary Scodova, Kay Scodova, and Diane Patterson; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his brothers Robert Scodova, Michael Scodova, and John Scodova.

A memorial service honoring Richard’s life was held Friday September 8, 2017 in the Ankenytown Grace Brethren Church; 20601 Old Mansfield Rd, Bellville, at 11 a.m. Pastor Gary Kochheiser and Pastor Don Farner officiated the service.

Contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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  • Bruce, so sorry for your loss. I remember sleepovers in the basement on Hollywood Lane. Prayers to you and your family. Alan & Maria Koser

  • Richard you are loved and respected. I cherished our time together. They were always good times. You always reminded me of the 50s actor Robert Mitchum and played a good game of pool . But underneath that rugged fireman demeanor was a tender heart. I remember many years ago, although it seems just yesterday, that we cried (although we tried to hide our tears) at the movies as ET tried to get home. Rest In Peace Dad My sympathies to the Family.