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Richard F. Hrinda

Richard F. Hrinda, age 88, of Lorain passed away peacefully on July 24, 2020 at Wesleyan Village in Elyria, Ohio.

Born October 6, 1931 to John and Mary Hrinda in Lorain, Ohio, Richard spent his entire life in the Lorain area.  He graduated from Lorain High School in 1949.  Following high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served during the Korean War, earning a purple heart.  After his service, Richard worked for USX-Kobe until his retirement in 1990.

Richard was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church as well as the Cleveland Polka Association, AMVETS Post 47 and VFW Post 451.

He was a big fan of the Cleveland Indians and Ohio State football and enjoyed trips to Vegas and Florida as well as polka dances.

Surviving are his daughters, Joy (Don) Bratton, Lori (Pierre) Blackburn, Mari Pabon and Richelle Rockwell; 4 grandchildren; sister, Mary Jane Maillie as well as his longtime companion of 31 years, Helen Supers and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his brother, Daniel Hrinda.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic a memorial service will be held at a future date.

The family would like to thank the dedicated and compassionate caregivers at Wesleyan Village Beacon House for their care of Richard.

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Dear Mari and Joy and Hrinda Family,
I am so sorry to learn of your Father's death in the Journal. I remember the old days on Clifton Ave and more recently his attending Liturgy, placing in his envelope and leaving soon after Communion.......always smiling and from where I sat would watch him look up at the Icon above the Altar of Panto Crator. I will make a donation in his honor and memory to the roof/parking lot fund and have a Liturgy said for him from Marie and I. I do hope that when you have memorial for him in the future that you will come home to St Nicholas-I believe that would make him and his memory very happy and proud. You have my deepest Sympathy. Vic Naja Pamjat! Madeline Zaworski and Marie Strauss. Mary Ann Giamboi also sends her Deepest Sympathy, Prayers for his Soul and for the entire Hrinda FAMILY. Love Madeline This Picture of him, His eyes the "Windows to the Soul" show his HEART and LOVE for YOU "FAMILY and FAITH" God Bless you. Keep that smile and LOVE in your hearts forever.

Madeline R Zaworski Aug 3 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Please accept our condolences.
Love, Jinx & Cheri

Cheryl Shullick Aug 2 2020 12:00 AM

Joy and family- i am so sorry for the loss of your father. Hold all the loving memories in your heart and he will be with you always.

Marcy Jul 28 2020 12:00 AM