In Memory

Rich Sloan

Deceased Classmate: RICH SLOAN
Date Deceased: 08-1984
Age at Death: 24
Cause of Death: over dose - unknown if intentional or accidental
Classmate City: Berea
Classmate State: OH
Classmate Country: USA
Survived By: parents and friends

I miss you Rich. You and Konrad were the first people who introduced yourselves when I moved to Berea and changed churches. Still have the photos of the Good News Players. Rest well.

RICHARD SLOAN, age 24, beloved son of Dorothy and Ray, grandson of Bernice Jenkins and Elizabeth Slobodzian, brother of Vicki Konopka.  Funeral service Tuesday, July 17 at 11 a.m. at Brunswick Reformed Church, 3535 Grafton Rd.   Burial Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Grafton Rd.  Friends may call at BAKER FUNERAL HOME, BEREA MONDAY 2-4 AND 7-9 P.M.

(Published in the Plain Dealer Sunday, July 15, 1984)

go to bottom 
  Post Comment

06/19/09 02:06 AM #1    

Kevin E Butler

Rich was a good friend. I remember going to see Pink Floyd in his '57' Chevy at the Cleveland Stadium. Bonnie a friend from Middleburg got us a Logge, we all thought it was better than a cruise. I remember visiting him on weekends home from college. It took me back when I heard from his parents Dottie and Ray. They treated me like a son.

01/12/11 01:57 AM #2    

Lisa Daniels (Kravitz)

Lisa Daniels-Kravitz

Rich went to the same church as I did--St. Paul's Lutheran Church.  We were friends, and I remember him as a quiet, shy, very nice guy.  He and Konrad Aukerman were best friends to the end.  There are lots of memories I have of him, particularly in Teen League and Luther League, because I think that's when he really began going to church.  I knew that he had developed a drug habit, which really saddened me, because I thought it was such a waste of such a great person.  At his funeral, I learned that he died the night he was discharged from treatment.  This is the saddest loss of a friend I will ever remember.  But, I really do believe that I will see him again on the other side of this life in heaven and completely restored to that image of the shaggy-haired, blond, shy kid from church that I still miss to this day. 




go to top 
  Post Comment