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Richard  L.  Furry
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  • St. Albert the Great Catholic Church
    3033 Far Hills Avenue
    Kettering, OH 45429

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“To the Dick Furry family: As George Johnson's business partner, I became a grateful beneficiary of Dick Furry's guidance, legal expertise and...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Andy DeBoer - Tampa, FL

Peg's youngest kids, Scott and Margo, with Uncle Dick and his daughters. “Dear Cousins, We are thankful for your Dad's long and vital life, and for the joy and humor he brought with him everywhere. May God bless you all as...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Margo Owen - Nashville, TN

“My sympathies to Mr. Furry's family. I workd with Mr. & Mrs. Furry in setting up his home office when they were still residing on Trails End. No two...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Kevin Maxwell - Dayton, OH

“Carmel and Family, Please accept my most sincere condolences for the loss of your father. I greatly valued my professional assocaition and friedship...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Ken Schriber - Kettering, OH

“Carm, thinking of you and your family. Wishing I could be there in person but please know I'm there in spirit. Praying for you all. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Melinda Rivelli - Indianapolis, IN

“On one of Uncle Dick and Aunt Cathy's many happy visits with our cousins to Tampa over the summer, Barry Manilow's hit song Looks Like We Made It...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Nan Keeton - San Francisco, CA

“Cathy Furry was a great bridge mentor to me and through her and occasional professional relationships with Dick I got to know them both. They were...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: William H. Wild - Oakwood, OH

Dick and Peg with a great catch “We remember Uncle Dick as cheerful, wise, and wonderfully modest and are reminded why his was, the Greatest Generation. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Patrick Johnson - Tampa, FL

“To Carmel, Claire, Camela, and Celia, Your Dad stepped into my life 27 years ago to fight for me in a bad business deal. He was the conqueror with...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Terry Johnson - Ocala, FL


Richard L. Furry, age 88, of Centerville, Ohio, died on February 4, 2014, at Hospice of Dayton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cathy, of 54 years. Richard is survived by his daughter, Carmel Klein of Indianapolis, Indiana; his daughter, Claire Miley of Nashville, Tennessee; his daughter and son-in-law, Celia and Joseph Meholic of Bel Air, Maryland; and his daughter, Camela Furry of Chicago, Illinois; six grandchildren, Nicholas Klein, Christina Klein, Kathryn Miley, Emily Meholic, Michael Meholic, and Alexander Meholic; sister and brother-in-law, Peg and George Johnson of Tampa, Florida. Richard was born in Chicago, Illinois and was a graduate of Leo High School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago. Upon graduation he entered the United States Navy and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and was awarded four medals of honor. After serving his country, he earned his Doctor of Law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. Richard was passionate about his work as a corporate attorney and retired December 31, 2013, after 63 years. He was an athlete who played high school and college basketball, enjoyed playing squash, and played tennis into his seventies. Richard was a member of the Dayton Country Club, the Dayton Racquet Club, and the Ohio State and Dayton Bar Associations, and was a parishioner of St. Albert the Great Catholic Church since 1966. He was a devoted husband, and a loving father and grandfather who left a legacy of zest for hard work, good times, and enduring commitment to faith and family. Family will greet friends on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Reis Legacy Center Meyer-Boehmer Chapel, 6661 Clyo Rd., Centerville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, February 10th at St. Albert the Great Church. Interment will be at David's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Albert the Great Church or a charity of choice.