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YOUNGSTOWN – Richard J. Mauser, 63, passed away Thursday evening, Sept. 19, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

Richard was born Sept. 16, 1950, in Youngstown, a son of the late Albert and Mary Kathryn Hoffman Mauser, and lived in Youngstown for most of his life.

Richard was a 1968 graduate of Chaney High School, where he became a member of the National Honor Society, and he later attended Kenyon College in Gambier.

He is survived by his brother, Daniel (Ellie Anthony) Mauser of Heber-Overgaard, Ariz.

A memorial service for Richard was held Wednesday morning, Sept. 25.

Anyone wishing to make memorial contributions may do so by donating to the Doris Burdman Home Care of Compass Family and Community Services, 535 Marmion Ave., Youngstown, OH, 44502.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, OH, 44509.

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Guestbook Entries

“Rick Mauser was a childhood friend whom I lost connect with through life and it was a pleasure to have know you. I am sorry I wasn't their for you in your time of need. RIP my dear friend.”

 » Wendy Rockney on September 26, 2013


“Dan, I'm so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. Condolences to you and your family.”

 » Marie Daniels on September 26, 2013

Sympathy from A Classmate

“Rick/Ricky was a classmate of mine since our days at Kindergarten at Kirkmere. In 5th grade, he and I were finalists in the spelling bee to represent Kirkmere at the Vindy Bee. "Ricky" won. At Volney, he was a whiz at "AV" as we called it then, and a wonderful actor in the school plays. At Chaney, he was elected Class President in our Junior year, and elected to NHS in our Junior year as well. He was well liked and will be missed by the members of the Class of 1968. I moved to CA in 1971 and am sorry that Rick did not enjoy the rich and full life that his talents and potential may have afforded him. May he rest in peace and may his family take comfort in knowing he is remembered for the sweet guy he was. God Bless.”

 » Judy Gromada Mervis on September 29, 2013

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