Richard was a Brookside High School graduate. He enjoyed reading the Bible, spending time with friends and was an avid writer and sports fan.
Survivors include his parents, Jeffrey A. Stanton of Berea, Rondha L. Stanton of Elyria; sister, Jennifer L. Stanton of Elyria; and a brother, Jeffrey A. Stanton II of Rocky River.
The Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 P.M., Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria, (440) 322-4626, where funeral services will be 10 A.M., Thursday, July 18, 2013. Pastor Paul D. Grodell of Beyond the Walls Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Butternut Ridge Cemetery in Eaton Township.
Memorial contributions in Richard's memory can be sent to the family in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com