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“I knew Richard for many years. Even though we often beat heads when bidding at auctions, I always considered him to be a friend. I will miss him. He...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Denis Gasson - St. Marys, OH

“I knew Richard as an astute and honorable colleague and a genuine and friendly person. He was always a pleasure to deal with -- knowledgeable, fair,...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Rich West - Northampton, MA

“I will greatly miss my father. He was a great and wonderful father to me, I could not of asked for better. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Lisa Lawson - daughter

“We are so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. May God bring comfort and strength to his family and closest friends. He was a dear friend to the...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Debbie Alexander - Tampa, FL

“It was an honor knowing you! Rest in peace! ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Theresa lawson

“May you rest in peace while finding wonderment, entertainment and adventure in the next plane of existence. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Richard E Clear JR - Son


Richard E. Clear Sr., 71, of West Milton, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015. He was born August 8, 1943, in Dayton, to the late Francis Clear & Rose (Osborne) McQuary.

He leaves behind his longtime companion Nancy McAnespie; his children Richard Clear Jr. and wife Muriel Clear, Barbara Curry and husband Marcus Curry, Lisa Lawson and husband William Lawson, and Michael Clear; and many grandchildren.

Richard was a loving father who enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids, going with them to amusement parks, the circus, and movie theater.

Richard was a successful business man and dealt in rare used books and magazines. Richard started and owned the Dragon's Lair comic book store in Dayton for many years. When he moved to Tampa, Florida, he started and owned another comic book store called Merlin's Books. After he moved back to Ohio, he continued his business with an online store and wrote price guides on rare books and advertising, which were published by Collector's Books and sold nationwide. He will be greatly missed by many.

A time of gathering and visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 3, at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.

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