Richard Hugh Abraham, 79, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Heartland of Bellefontaine. He was born in Bellefontaine on August 6, 1934 to the late Robert M. and Ruth A. (Wynn) Abraham. On May 5, 1960 he married the former Kay Knowlton and she preceded him in death on September 30, 2012. He was also preceded in death by his sister Eleanor Hess.
He is survived by his sons Scott (Julie) Abraham and Daryl (April) Abraham, both of Bellefontaine; and five grandchildren Emily & Andrew Abraham and Ericka, Elicia & Landon Woodrum.
Richard was very active in his community throughout his life. He was a 1952 graduate of Bellefontaine High School and was inducted into the Bellefontaine High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001. He was a member of the Bellefontaine United Methodist Church. From 1957 to 1959 Richard served with the U.S. Army Finance Corp. while stationed in Ft. Knox, Kentucky.
Richard was a leader in his profession, having held positions as Treasurer for The J.M. Abraham Company, V.P./Treasurer for Citizens Federal Savings and Loan, EVP/MO for Bellefontaine Federal Savings & Loan, and EVP/CEO for Colonial Federal Savings & Loan. He was also a broker and owner of Century 21 The RHA Group Realty Inc. for over 20 years.
Richard was also very involved in his community. He served as a Board Chairman for the Mary Rutan Hospital Association, President of the Mary Rutan Hospital Foundation, was a board member for the Mary Rutan Health Association and Board of Trustees. He also served as a member of First United Methodist Church Board of Trustees, was a Past Director and President of the Logan County Area Chamber of Commerce, Director and President of the Community Improvement Corp., and was a Past Member of the Ohio Savings & Loan League Board of Trustees.
Gene Marine will officiate a funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, 321 N. Main Street, Bellefontaine. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 1st from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bellefontaine Cemetery with military rites performed by the Logan County Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s memory to the Mary Rutan Hospital Foundation, 205 Palmer Avenue, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.