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Richard Lee Vosburgh

October 20, 1921 July 13, 2017
Richard Lee Vosburgh
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Richard Lee Vosburgh 95 of Elyria passed to his heavenly home on Thursday July 13, 2017 following a brief illness . He was born October 20 , 1921 in Elyria. Richard was the son of Howard and Clara (nee Michaels) Vosburgh and lived in Elyria most of his life. He enlisted in the Ohio National Guard in 1939 later transferring to Berea, Ohio Company D, 145 and was with the 1st Medical Detachment at Guadalcanal. Richard was stationed at Suva Fiji, fighting in battles at Guadalcanal, Munda Island, Bougainville and the Philippines. He was proud to have served his Country. Richard retired from E & L Transport in 1990. Survivors include his wife of 70 years Rebecca (nee Thompson); daughters Judy Evans of Medina, Rebecca (John) Scheutzow and Bonnie (Terry) Stokley both of Elyria; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Clara; sister Joyce Hussey; brothers Robert and Howard; grandson; great grandson; son-in-law Donal Evans. Family will receive friends 5-8 PM Monday July 17, 2017 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57),Elyria 440-322-4626, where services will be held 11 AM Tuesday July 18, 2017. Pastor Allen Polston will officiate. Burial Brookdale Cemetery (Elyria). Online condolences may be expressed at

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5:00 PM 7/17/2017 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/17/2017 8:00:00 PM
Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home

38475 Chestnut Ridge
Elyria, OH 44035

Funeral Services 11 AM Tuesday July 18, 2017 in the Funeral Home

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home
38475 Chestnut Ridge Elyria 44035 OH
United States

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Brookdale Cemetery Final Resting Place

Oberlin Elyria Rd.
Elyria, OH 44035

Oberlin Elyria Rd. Elyria 44035 OH
United States

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