Richard J Kirkham passed away peacefully on March 18, 2021 after a 20-month battle with cancer. He was born in Alliance on September 25, 1957 to the late John F. and Lena R. (Zucchero) Kirkham. Rick was a 1975 graduate of Alliance High School, served in the Army National Guard Reserves, and worked in the retail field at Thorne’s Foods, Buckeye Distributing for Red Bull, and Driveline merchandising. Rick spent many happy days building, flying, crashing, and rebuilding RC planes with many of his buddies.
In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by niece, Jill Elaine Klemens.
He is survived by his daughter, Kaley Sundt; sister, JoAnne (Joseph) Klemens; half-brother, John (Esther); niece, Julie (Tom) Setser; nephew, Bill (Lauren); two great nephews; many sweet cousins, and his flying friends at RC Centaur Club, where he served as past vice president.
Rick’s wishes were to be cremated with no services. “Forever on airplane mode”. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at www.heritagecremationsociety.com
Heritage Cremation Society