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Richard Budd Werner

Obituary for Richard Budd Werner

August 27, 1931 - August 17, 2019
Oberlin, Ohio | Age 87

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Friend


Richard Budd Werner

R. Budd Werner passed away at 87 on August 17, 2019. Beloved husband for 65 years of Janet Kelsey Werner. Father of Richard Budd Werner, Jr. (Barbara Langhenry), David Kelsey Werner, and M. Paula Werner (David Peacock). Proud Grandfather of Kevin Werner Peacock, Eleanor Kelsey Werner, Ryan Werner Peacock, and Caroline Langhenry Werner. Brother of June Werner Stone. Over a 40-year career in corporate finance at the Arthur Andersen & Co., Glidden Company, Harshaw Chemical Company, Weatherhead Company, EF Hauserman Company, and the SPX Corporation, Budd was a community and civic leader who contributed his time, talents, and resources to the Greater Cleveland, West Michigan/Muskegon, Athens, Ohio, and Lorain County communities. In Cleveland, Budd served on the boards of the Cleveland YMCA, the Cleveland Music School Settlement, the Musical Arts Association (The Cleveland Orchestra), West Shore Concerts, and the City of Lakewood Planning Commission. In Muskegon, Michigan, Budd served on the boards of the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Sisters of Mercy Health Corporation, and the North Muskegon Board of Education. In Athens, Ohio, Budd served on the boards of the Appalachian Visiting Nurse Association, AceNet Ventures, and the Interfaith Alliance of Athens. Budd was a devoted alumnus of Ohio University who, after retirement from his business career, served as pro bono Executive in Residence at the OU College of Business, working with College leadership, faculty, alumni, and students. He also served as Acting Dean of the Accountancy Department. Budd was a 1995 recipient of the College's Award for Achievement in Business, a 1997 recipient of the University's Alumni Association Medal of Merit, and the 2008 Distinguished Service Award.
Budd was an avid sailor, tennis player, life-long jogger, power-napper, and a Phi Kappa Tau fraternity brother.
A memorial service will be held at Kendal of Oberlin (600 Kendal Drive, Oberlin, Ohio 44074) on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10:30 am. Gifts may be made to the Lakewood Ohio Community Fund of the Cleveland Foundation or a foundation or charitable organization of your choice.

Services have been entrusted to BUSCH FUNERAL HOME. 440-937-6175

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