Richard Voigt

  • Born: August 11, 1928
  • Died: January 13, 2013
  • Location: Avon, Ohio

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard V. Voigt, 84 of Avon, passed away on January, 13, 2013. He was born on August 11, 1928 in Mansfield, OH, the son of the late Victor and Cecilia Voigt (nee Malaska). Mr. Voigt was employed for many years as a principal at Avon Middle School.

Richard served in the Air Force for three years. He received a Masters Degree from Kent State and did some post graduate work in economics at John Carroll University where he was sponsored by the Cleveland Economic Council. Richard was a member of the Lorain County Board of Health for twenty years. He was president for the Department of Actively Retired Teachers in 1983; the chief manager of Cleveland area for testing foreign medical students who wanted to practice medicine in America; and a life time member of National Education Association, Ohio Educational Association, and Phi Delta Phi.

Beloved husband since 1954 of the late Adelaide (nee Nowak); loving father of Kurt (Lori) of St. Peterburg, FL; Keith (Janet) of Beachwood, and Karyl Walker (Jason) of Shaker Heights; devoted grandfather of Casey, Kyle, Alex, Zach, Sage, and Adelle; and great-grandfather of Emma.

Memorial service at Church of the Saviour, 2537 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, on Saturday, January 19, at 11:00am. Dr. Charlie Yoost will officiate. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 Saint Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110 or Hiram House Camp, 33775 Hiram Trail, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Kurt, Keith, and Karyl,
I am so sorry to read of the passing of your father. He was a friend of my parents, Be and Ollie Rathbun and of our family and a respected principal. Keith, I will forever remember you bringing him out to my house and greenhouse and reminiscing about the old days. I will also cherish the wall candle sconce he gave me and remember him when I look at it. He was a wonderful man! Jody Rathbun Frimel

Posted by Jody Frimel - Vermilion, OH - Friend   January 20, 2013

Mr. Voigt left me with some very special memories. He was my brothers first male teacher in North Ridgeville
and a welcome friendly face. He than became principal at Elizabeth Wilcox School when I entered 5th grade. He always had a special assignment for me helping out in the lower grades making me feel very special. He would again enter my life as I married and had children of my own when they entered the Avon Middle School where he was principal. After his retirement we often greeted each other at the Post Office in Avon. He was present at both my parents funeral visitations. His kindness and teaching skills will always be remembered.

Posted by Diane Kearney Kleefeld - Avon, OH - student, friend   January 16, 2013

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