RICHARD C. PAYNE, JR. (Dick), born December 1, 1927 in Cleveland, OH, passed away on December 13, 2019.
He was an active alumnus of University School and Dartmouth College. After his freshman year of college, Dick joined the army and served in China after WWII. Subsequently he completed his studies at Dartmouth and returned to Cleveland, eventually joining Cleveland Pneumatic where he became manager of military contracts. In retirement,
Dick was a dedicated volunteer at the Cleveland Zoo and Shaker Hts. Library.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara P (nee Pitkin), son, John S. (Anne) of Cleveland Hts., OH and Steven (Sabrina) of Scottsdale, VA and 3 grandchildren, Amelia, Tori and Cecilia. No services are planned at this time.
The family prefers and would appreciate that those who wish may make donations in his name to the Cleveland Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109 or The Cleveland Animal Protective League, 1729 Wiley Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113.
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