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Richard 'Dick" W. Phelps

October 6, 1932 January 14, 2020
Richard 'Dick" W. Phelps
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Obituary for Richard 'Dick" W. Phelps

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Richard “Dick” Phelps of Grafton, Ohio on January 14th, 2020 at the age of 87 years. He was a graduate of Hancock New Hampshire High School, attended Parks Air College. He earned his pilot license at the age of 18. Graduate of ATC Academy & Law Enforcement and served as Ohio Safety Instructor for 10 years. Richard served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years then as an air traffic controller at Cleveland Hopkins airport. He enjoyed flying, hunting and boating. After retiring Dick and Dotty enjoyed their winters in Florida. He is survived by his wife Dorothy “Dotty” Phelps (nee Kurkorola); two daughters Cheryl (Mike) Tully and Wendy Phelps, and a son Mark (Betty) Phelps. Twelve grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Sunday January 19, 2020 from 4-7pm at Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57) 440-322-4626. Private burial will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery Rittman, Ohio. On line condolences may be made to

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Cemetery Details


Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery Final Resting Place

10175 Rawiga Rd.
Rittman, OH 44270

10175 Rawiga Rd. Rittman 44270 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Department 142 Memphis, TN. 38101-9908


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