NILES Richard Allan Freel, 68, passed away on Wednesday morning, April 24, 2013, at his residence after suffering poor health in recent years.
Dick was born in Warren on June 5, 1944, the son of Lawrence A. and Ruth A. (Isler) Freel and moved to the Niles area in 1956 from Windham. For many years, he lived in Southern California.
A 1962 honors graduate of Niles McKinley High School, he also was a 1967 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in electrical engineering. He worked for Hughes Aircraft as a computer hardware and software engineer and a computer consultant in the banking industry before returning to Niles 12 years ago.
He was a member of St. Stephen Church.
Dick always enjoyed being with his close and extended family.
A loving brother and caring uncle, he is survived by a sister, Patricia (Michael) Ribarich of Niles; brother David E. (Karen R.) Freel of Worthington; three nephews, John Ribarich, Daniel Freel, Matthew (Ally) Freel; and a niece, Lindsey Freel.
At his request, there are no calling hours or funeral service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Childrens Rehabilitation Center, 885 Howland-Wilson Road NE, Warren, OH 44484.
Arrangements by the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, 126 West Park Ave. in Niles.
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“I am so sorry to hear about Dick. My thoughts are with you all.”