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Richard 'Rick' A. Byron

May 20, 1932 - November 14, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Chief Electrical Engineer


Service Date: November 20, 2019

In Lieu of Flowers: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601 or

Obituaries » Richard 'Rick' A. Byron

DATELINE: Morris Plains

Richard A. Byron, 87, of Worthington, Ohio, passed away on November 14, 2019.

“Rick” was raised in Lyndhurst, N.J. by the late Walter and Maria (Hogg) Byron.

After high school, Rick joined and served in the US Navy on the USS Midway for four years from 7/12/1950 until being honorably discharged on 5/7/1954. He then attended Ohio University earning an electrical engineering degree.

Rick then began a 45-year career with American Electric Power (AEP) in New York City proudly achieving Chief Electrical Engineer position until he retired in 1996.

He was married to Patricia Ward for 46 years until her death in 2002. Rick and Pat raised their five children in Fairfield, NJ until they moved to Worthington, Ohio in 1981. Rick remarried in 2009 to Nancy Moran until her death in 2018. He was also preceded in death by his brother Walter.

Rick is survived by his children Alison (Mike) Wolz, Karen (John) Napolitano, Dianne (Clayton) Boras, Chris Byron and Jeff (Nancy) Byron. He is also survived by his grandchildren, the Dozen Couzins, Bryan (Jesse), Nick, Mariah, Marisa, Alec, Julianna, Evan, Mikayla, Erika, Emily, Cassidy and Justin.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visiting hours on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. at Par-Troy Funeral Home. There will be a second visitation at Schoedinger Funeral Home, 6699 N. High St, Worthington, OH 43083, on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment: Kingwood Memorial Park, Lewis Center, OH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or at