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Richard Voight, Former Principal of Avon Middle School

Had a long career in Ohio education

Richard V. Voigt, 84 of Avon, passed away on Jan. 13, 2013. He was born on Aug. 11, 1928 in Mansfield, OH, the son of the late Victor and Cecilia Voigt (nee Malaska).

He was employed for many years as a principal at Avon Middle School.

Richard served in the Air Force for three years. He received a master's degree from Kent State University and did some post graduate work in economics at John Carroll University where he was sponsored by the Cleveland Economic Council. Richard was a member of the Lorain County Board of Health for 20 years. He was president for the Department of Actively Retired Teachers in 1983; the chief manager of Cleveland area for testing foreign medical students who wanted to practice medicine in America; and a lifetime member of National Education Association, Ohio Educational Association and Phi Delta Phi.

He was the beloved husband since 1954 of the late Adelaide (nee Nowak); loving father of Kurt (Lori) of St. Peterburg, FL; Keith (Janet) of Beachwood, and Karyl Walker (Jason) of Shaker Heights; devoted grandfather of Casey, Kyle, Alex, Zach, Sage and Adelle; and great-grandfather of Emma.

Memorial service at Church of the Saviour, 2537 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m. Dr. Charlie Yoost will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 Saint Clair Avenue, Cleveland 44110 or Hiram House Camp, 33775 Hiram Trail, Chagrin Falls 44122.

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