July 23, 1934 ‒ May 09, 2018
Obituary for Richard Orsborn
MANSFIELD: Richard A. Orsborn, 83, died Wednesday May 9, 2018 in Mansfield Memorial Homes surrounded by family. Richard was born July 23, 1934 in Knox County, Ohio. He was the son of Ralph D. Orsborn and Anna Mae Wollison. Richard graduated from Sparta High School. He worked various jobs in Mount Vernon and then the Hess and Clark Farm in Ashland. For many years, he was in sales at Montgomery Wards. Then, for 35 years, he devoted his career to New York Life Insurance Company with 28 of those years as a member of the Million Dollar Round Table.
Richard was an active volunteer with the Ashland Jaycees, Madison bingo kitchen, Mansfield Civitan, and OhioHealth Hospital. He was proud to be a member of the Masonic Lodge #35.
He enjoyed resting in his recliner with his 2 dogs and watching old Westerns. He especially enjoyed woodworking. He always said he would’ve been a carpenter but because he had so many kids he had to sell life insurance instead.
Richard is survived by his children Victoria Cochran (John) of Mansfield; Robin Bender (Ron) of Mansfield; Tami Walsh (Dave) of San Tan Valley, AZ; Dawn Boudinot (Neil) of Medina; Amy Hartley (Joe) of Tucson, AZ: Heather Borden (Kelly) of Ridgecrest, CA; and Kim Orsborn of Crested Butte, CO. Also his stepdaughters Sue Mayhugh (Clarence) of Columbus; Deb Havener (Neal) of Columbus; and Donna Merrick of Sacramento, CA. and his former wife, Kay Orsborn. His brothers, John (Dorothy) of Manteca, CA; Tom (Shirley) of Fredricktown, and his sister, Anna Marie Leply (Stan) of Mt. Vernon and many nieces and nephews. Grandchildren Andy and Joe Cochran, Tina Cochran-Mihalek, Jamie, Josh, and Ben Boudinot, Melinda, Michael, and Megan Gilitiuk, Sedona and Chandler Hartley, Ethan and Sam Borden, Lilly Merrick, and Sienna Brooks. There are 16 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Barney and sister-in-law Carolyn, former wife Fran Orsborn-Smith and his son Rick.
The family wishes to thank his caregivers at Winchester Terrace, Mansfield Memorial Homes and Southern Care Hospice for their kindness and compassion.
Calling hours will be at the Snyder Funeral Home (formerly Finefrock’s) 350 Marion Ave., Mansfield on Thursday May 17th, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday May 18th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. followed by a service led by Chaplain Dan Clouse. Interment will follow immediately at Bloomfield Cemetery near Centerburg.
Memorial contributions can be made at the funeral home to the Humane Society of Richland County.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Dick’s family and encourage you to share a memory and watch his video at SnyderFuneralHomes.com