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Richard E. Archias, 93, passed away Tuesday, April 25, at Goshen Hospital.
He was born Sept. 24, 1923, in Englewood, Missouri, to Earl and Pauline (Slaughter) Archias.
On Jan. 10, 1948, he married Ann Joy Schoonmaker in Chicago. She died four days ago, April 21.
Survivors include two children, Andrew (Leonor) Archias, Osceola, and Susan (Charles) Winker, Brenham, Texas; two grandchildren, Aaron and Andrea; and a sister, Shirley Van der Kloot, Chicago.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and two siblings, Betty and Donald Archias.
He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Archias retired as a construction foreman for the Commonwealth Edison utility company in Chicago.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Geneva, Illinois; a carving club in Batavia, Illinois; and a camera club.
Cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory, Goshen. Services and burial will take place in Geneva, Illinois, at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be given to Goshen Home Care and Hospice.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on April 26, 2017
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