Richard J. Urig

  • Born: December 28, 1941
  • Died: May 24, 2020
  • Location: Avon Lake, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
Tel. (440) 933-3202

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend

Richard J. Urig, 78, of Avon Lake, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020. Richard was born December 28, 1941 in Lakewood, OH to Donald A. and Beatrice H. (nee Wilhelmy) Urig.

Richard served in US Navy from 1959-1962. He was a faithful member of St. Joseph Parish in Avon Lake, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.

Richard was an avid fan of his hometown sports teams, the Cleveland Indians, the Browns and Cavaliers. He loved spending time coaching youth sports and enjoyed a game of golf.

Cherished father of Gwen Shearer (Matt), Scott Urig (Jackie), Terry Urig (Erin) and Tom Urig (Sarah); dearest grandfather of McKenna, Izzy, Grayson, Audrey, and one more to be welcomed into the family soon; brother of Barb Miller; and life-long friend Roy James.

Preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Kathy; twin brother Bob Urig; and sister Bev Zinn.

Public Funeral Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church 32946 Electric Blvd. Avon Lake Saturday, May 30 at 10am. Officiant Father Ronald I. Wearsch. Interment at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home 163 Avon Belden Road Avon Lake Friday May 29 from 4-8PM.



Condolence & Memory Journal

Our deepest sympathies to the Urig family on the loss of your dad from the entire Fitz family. I always enjoyed talking with your dad especially about sports and family. He was a great dad and will be missed by all.

Posted by Scott & Mary Fitz - Avon Lake, OH - Friend   May 30, 2020

Remembering both your parents as our children went to grade school with you children. Now, both parents are gone-my deepest sympathy to a very nice family. Saw your dad at the Avon UH fitness center--he kept going! Share your family stories with each other & know they are both together.

Posted by Kathy Szippl - Avon Lake, OH - Acquaintance   May 29, 2020

Rich was such a fun loving guy! Loved his visits to Mulligan's. He always made us smile. He was so sweet and generous and told great stories! (love the shout out to Roy!)
Gonna miss ya! God Speed sweet angel!

Posted by HEATHER - Friend   May 27, 2020

My sympathies to you all on this loss of your dad. Many fond memories of the years of us all cheering on Avon Lake high school basketball. Always enjoyed seeing Rich at the Slovak Friday fish fries as well, and catching up on all of you and your families. He was a very proud father and grandfather. May happy memories help ease your loss.

Posted by Sue Hurbanek - Avon Lake, OH - friend   May 27, 2020

In loving memory of such an outgoing and humorous man. One who loved life and was so kind to others. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Sherry Buccieri    May 27, 2020

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