Richard Allen Schwender, 64 - formerly of Spencer

Richard Allen Schwender, 64, formerly of Spencer, West Virginia passed away in Akron, Ohio after a long illness.

Richard is survived by his brothers, William Burgess of Ripley, West Virginia, Roger Schwender of Akron, Johnny Schwender of Spencer, and Bruce Schwender of Elkview, West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oris and Erma Schwender of Spencer; brother, Donald of Fairfield, Connecticut, and his sister, Doris Schwender Sayers of West Palm Beach, Florida.

Per his request, there will be a private graveside service at the Egypt Chapel Cemetery at a later date at the discretion of his family.

'For what is it to die and to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from it's restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?' - Kahlil Gibran.

TAYLOR-VANDALE FUNERAL HOME in Spencer submitted this information on behalf of the Schwender family.