Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
BLOTZER, Richard J.

BLOTZER, Richard J.

Richard J. BLOTZER, age 72. Beloved husband of Mary Ann Nicholas.  Dear father of Joel (Nicki), Joelle Blotzer, Lisa and Karl (Althea).  Loving grandfather of Cassie, Alex, RJ, Jacque, Nikole, Ethan and Jakob.  Great grandfather of Harlan.  Dearest brother of Shirley Lang and 3 deceased brothers. Loving uncle and friend to many.  US Army Ranger Vietnam Veteran Captain, Special Forces. Friend of Bill and Dr. Bob for 45 years.
VISITATION: Thursday, March 10, 4:00-7:30 with a Funeral Service immediately following at THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (between Snow and Ridge). 
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  1. Richard was one of my favorite men in recovery. He was brave, honest, humble, kind, and a Bodhisattva to all. He spoke for me at recovery meetings at least a half dozen times over the years, in other words every time I asked. He was always inspiring. He’s gone too soon, and I will always fondly remember my dear friend.

  2. Mary Ann,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of
    sorrow. Marge Rengh

  3. Thank you Captain Blotzer for serving our country. Our sincerest condolences to Mary Ann and her family.

  4. I was alerted to Richard’s death by a good friend in my virtual recovery group. Mr. Crosby gave a moving testimony about Richard to this newly sober guy. Sometimes I hear something that moves me to tears and his share was one of them. Perhaps I’m uber sensitive after a year of no booze, more likely, I was overwhelmed with the sheer volume of people that Richard helped. I’m 44 years behind him, but I will strive to be as impactful as Richard was for others.


  5. We wish to send our condolences to you, Mary Ann, and your family.
    Rich is not feeling well so we could not come to the veiwing.
    You will be in our prayers.


  6. Rich & I send our condolences and our prayers are with you and
    your family.

    God Bless You.

  7. I am so sorry! Prayers to you and your family. I salute your husband for his love of country. May he RIP. Peace to you and your family.

  8. Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and all your family. It is truly hard to lose your loved one. My prayers are with you.

  9. Rich & Family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in my prayers.
    Rest In Paradise Mr. Blotzer.

  10. I was so heartbroken to hear about this… treasurer of the club I go to everyday, and so used to seeing his face and hearing his kind inspirational words. He will truly be missed.. my condolences are with the family. May God be with you and watch over you all as he is now.

  11. Sorry for your lost, Mr. Blotzer was a kind gentle soul who loved and gave great support to his daughter Joelle. Praying for Joelle and family that the Peace of God and the memories of Mr. Blotzer will bring comfort in the times of grief,

  12. So sorry, Mary Ann. May the peace that only Christ can give us, fill your heart and mind with love and fondest memories of Richard.
    Blessings ~ always,
    Kris XOXOXO

  13. Richard was a kind man, who helped many people including myself.

    Prayers to Richard’s family from my family.

    Thank you for being a friend.

  14. Our hearts and prayers are with the family in this time of need for your loss of such a fine person as Richard. He will be surely an individual and as a friend of Bob and Bill.——-Wil

  15. Mary Ann, I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May your faith console you and give you strenght.

  16. MaryAnn, Spike told me about Richard this afternoon. I am so very sorry to hear that this happened. I hope that you are finding support from your friends and family. I wish I could do more. I hope to talk to you soon. Love, Jane

  17. MaryAnn, I am so terribly sorry to hear about Richard. Spike told me today. I can only imagine what you are going through but I am sure that you are getting support from friends and family. I do hope that we can talk sometime soon. Love, Jane

  18. To MaryAnn and the family of Richard,

    I was sorry to hear of Richard’s passing from this life. Due to work, I was unable to attend the visitation and service.

    I am a friend of Dr. Bob and Bill W., having 13 yrs. of sobriety.

    Ms. Debbie Lettau
    17815 Fairway Dr., Apt. 202
    Cleveland, OH 44135-1891

  19. Mary Ann
    I just read about this today. I am so sorry to hear about Richard. My deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  20. Dear Maryann and family
    So sorry to hear about your husband. I had to work and was unable to attend the services for Richard. He had a rough life but I know you were a rock for him and the others who helped him on his journeys. Take care of yourself and be strong for you now have to worry about yourself and your health. He is in a better place and no more suffering.

    Cousin Francine Galletti

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