Richard SmalleyJuly 29, 1930 ~ June 8, 2017 (age 86)
Richard L. Smalley, 86, of Warren, died Thursday, June 8, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Health Center. He was born July 29, 1930 in Youngstown and raised by an aunt and uncle, Effie and Willard Smalley, whom he considered his parents.
An avid Cleveland and Ohio State sports fan, Richard had played basketball and baseball in high school, and later enjoyed bowling. His favorite pastimes were caring for his yard, talking with neighbors, working jigsaw puzzles, reading, and watching television. He had worked in the parts department for several area auto dealerships..
Surviving are his wife, Alberta M. (Ott) Smalley, whom he married September 10, 1955; a daughter, Marsha DiAntonio of Stow; two grandchildren, Gina and John; and two great-grandchildren. A son-in-law precedes him in death.
Per his wishes, cremation is taking place. Private family services will be conducted.