Peacefully, on January 3, 2014 at his home.  Beloved husband of 49 years of Patricia (nee Bucheski).  Loving father of Scott, and Mark.  Son of the late George (1986) and Ethel (2013).  Dear Papa of Aidan, Abbi, and Liam.  Dear brother of Gary and Pat, Ron (the late Michelle), Terry and Patti, Joe and Madeleine, Betty and Parry Bakala, and Mike and Mary.  Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews.  Red retired from Chrysler as a mechanic in transportation, and was an avid hot rod enthusiast and enjoyed restoring old vehicles and attending classic car shows.  Richard was a dedicated Blackhawks fan.  In kindness, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.  Visiting Monday 3-5 & 7-9.  Funeral Service Tuesday at 11:30 am at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation online at



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