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Richard Charles Ksenich

November 30, 1942 ~ May 7, 2022 (age 79)

Obituary

Richard Charles Ksenich, 79 years of age, and a resident of Lorain, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Ames Family Hospice Center in Westlake following a lengthy illness.

Richard was born November 30, 1942 in Lorain, Ohio and graduated from Lorain High School with the class of 1961.  He was a member of the Lorain High School Acapella Choir.  He went on to further his education at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and graduated from there in1965 with a major in Pastoral Studies.   He traveled with the Moody Men’s Glee Club.  He was a graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in March of 1969 and received his Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Laverne in California in August of 1975.  He retired from Lorain City Schools as an elementary teacher in 1992 after 28 years of teaching 3rd through 6th grade. He was a member of the NEA, the OEA and the LEA educational associations.  He was a private tutor for many students in language arts, mathematics, learning disabilities and also was a private piano instructor. 

Richard married the love of his life Sheryl Joy Ksenich (Stewart) in 1965 and she preceded him in death in 1985; together they had one son Richard Andrew Ksenich.  Richard was a member of Church of the Open Door in Elyria where he faithfully sang in the church choir. He treasured his time spent studying his Bible and truly loved learning about his Savior. He enjoyed playing the piano, listening to music, rock gardening, growing plants, walking the beach and collecting various shells, nature walks, hiking, volleyball, photography, painting pictures, framing artwork, attending flea markets and wintering in Florida.  

Survivors include his son Richard Andrew Ksenich and his wife, Lucy; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; his close friends David Dunbar and Lewis Bartlebaugh.

He was preceded in death by his wife of twenty years Sheryl Ksenich (nee: Stewart); his brother, David Ksenich; and his parents Peter and Bertha Ksenich (nee: Nickoloff).

Public Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 9 am until the time of the service at 11 am.  Rebroadcasting of services will be available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com . Burial will take place at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Church of the Open Door, 43275 Telegraph Rd., Elyria, OH 44035 .

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
May 14, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hempel Funeral Home
373 Ceveland Avenue
Amherst, OH 44001

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 14, 2022

11:00 AM
Hempel Funeral Home
373 Ceveland Avenue
Amherst, OH 44001

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