Richard B. Halko Sr. 1937-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs

LORDSTOWN – Richard B. Halko Sr., 85, died at 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Continuing Healthcare of Niles.

Richard was born February 27, 1937 in Fairport Harbor, the son of the late Michael and Jennie Madinski Halko. Mr. Halko was a graduate of Albert Bushnell Hart High School.

He retired in 2019 from Simco Management Corp. after 20 years of employment as a property manager.

Richard was of the Catholic faith.

Richard loved to barbecue; it was an accomplishment “Master of the Pit” in Texas and has received numerous awards. Mr. Halko also enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and exploring the road. Richard loved being outdoors, from camping to boating to fishing in his favorite spots.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Loyal Order of Warren’s Moose Lodge 186.

Most importantly, he treasured the memories he created with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Hendricks Halko, whom he married February 2, 1960; three daughters, Natalie Halko of Niles, Wanda (Jerry) Rowland of Lodi and Christine (Hubert) Rowland of Medina; one son, Richard B. Halko Jr. of Texas; three sisters, Judy Halko of Cleveland, Virginia (Dick) Cihlar of Avon and Kay (Dave) Bellisario of Cleveland; eight grandchildren, Sampson, Jonathan and Ryan Williams, James McCann Jr., Pamela McCann, Clint Rowland, Tabitha Kissinger and Stephanie Mohler; and 30 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by three brothers, Michael, Kenneth and Joseph Halko, and one sister, Sondra Sloan.

A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at Wm Nicholas Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 614 Warren Ave., Niles. Calling hours will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are entrusted to Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 614 Warren Ave., Niles, OH 44446. Friends and family can view the obituary and send condolences by visiting

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