Richard Lara

May 30, 1946 ~ September 10, 2019 (age 73)
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Richard Lara, 73, of Niles, died at 5:10PM Tuesday September 10, 2019 at The Cleveland Clinic.

He was born May 30, 1946 in Nassau County, New York the son of Albert and Helen Quinones Lara.

Richard was a 1965 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, employed as a truck driver at Nick Strimbu Incorporated for 20 years and Trinity Industries for 10 years before retiring. After his retirement he worked for his son Jay driving semi-truck.

He enjoyed golfing and riding his Harley with his best friend Tom, fishing, and was a United States Naval veteran of The Vietnam War.

Memories of Richard will be carried on by his mother of Niles, his loving wife Rita Harding Lara whom he married March 2, 1968, two sons, Rick Lara and his wife Christine of Niles, Jason A. Lara and his fiancée Antoinette Monroe of Niles, a sister, Linda Arnold and her husband Thomas of Warren, six grandchildren, Ryan Gregory, Samantha Monroe, Daniel Monroe and his wife Marietta, Allison Trickett and her wife Beth, Ashley Lara, and Jason C. Lara, a nephew Christopher Arnold, and a niece Kimberly Arnold.

He is preceded in death by his father.

Friends may call from 4PM up until the time of the 6PM funeral service Saturday at The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles where Richard will also be honored for his military services.

Arrangements are being handled by The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

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