Richard Zerman

Richard Zerman

Monday, March 7, 1949 - Monday, May 18, 2020
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Richard Phillip Zerman, 71, passed away on May 18th, 2020 after a long struggle with a lung disease. He was born on March 7th,1949 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late George and Jean (Christian) Zerman. He was a Vietnam veteran and a lifelong member of the V.F.W. Post 1056 in Euclid, Ohio. He worked at H.C. Starck for 34 years.

Richard was the beloved husband of 46 years, to Valerie (Nowakowski), loving father to daughters Corie and Devon, cherished Poppa to Richelle, Careasel, Jason, and Ari, brother to Charles (Mary) Zerman, Roy (Debbie) Zerman, and twin sister Patricia (Charles) Gatten, a nephew, an uncle, and friend to many.

There will be a get together, with social distancing, at Jakubs and Son Funeral Home in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 from 3-7pm. We will celebrate his life with pictures of some of his fondest memories. He has been cremated and will be buried at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetary at a later date so that he can receive a well deserved military service
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Jakubs & Son Funeral Home
    936 E. 185th Street
    Cleveland, OH 44119
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  • Interment

    Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
    10175 Rawiga Road
    Rittman, OH 44270-0008
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Erikka Elsbury

Posted at 08:32pm
Rich and my dad were very good friends as well as worked together. I remember going to work with my dad and we often went out to lunch. Rich would always go also and the others made the place feel like a family. Rich will be missed

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