Richard "Rich" Burd

June 2, 1938 ~ March 17, 2020 (age 81)


Richard “Rich”  Burd, 81, of Celina, died suddenly at 3:47 A.M. Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at St. Ritas Medical Center, Lima, after suffering a fall at his home.


He was born June 2, 1938, in New Bremen, the son of Arthur and Agnes (Ridenour) Burd.


He married Sandra Yahl on September 1, 1962, at Zion Lutheran Church in Saint Marys, and she survives at the residence in Celina.

He is also survived by his sons: Mark (Jill) Burd of Anna; Kirk (Karen) Burd of Celina; Mike (Tina) Burd of Saint Marys.

He is survived by  11 grandchildren and by numerous step-grandchildren. He is survived by a sister, Evelyn Horn of Poland, Ohio.


He was preceded in death by his parents; by his siblings: Louella Muter; Art Burd, Jr; William Burd; Harry Burd.


Rich was a 1956 graduate of Saint Marys Memorial High School. He attended machinist training and retired from Goodyear Saint Marys, where he worked for many years as a mechanic.

He had served as a Boy Scout leader and baseball coach over the years, and was a former member of the Soundwaves Chorus. He also belonged to the Celina Eagles club. Rich was a talented artist, who worked with  watercolors and oil paint. His work was recently featured at Artworks Saint Marys.

He had served in the Ohio National Guard, and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Saint Marys.


Graveside funeral rites will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday, March 20, 2020, at Elm Grove Cemetery, Saint Marys, the Reverend Bill Maki, officiant.


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Graveside Service
March 20, 2020

2:00 PM
Elm Grove Cemetery
Greenville Avenue
Saint Marys, OH 45885

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