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“To Jo and family You have our deepest sympathies in the passing of my cousin Dick. He was a fine man and will be greatly missed. Phyllis John Pam and...Read More »
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“Dick was my roommate in college. He was a good man. I'll miss him.Warren Haussler ”
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“With caring thoughts to Jo and the entire family. ”
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“My memories include a gentlemanly greeting, a twinkling eye, and a learned conversationalist. I wish we could be there to bid a fond farewell, but...Read More »
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“I send my love and appreciation for my Darrow family. I will miss our Bampa. ”
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Richard G. Darrow, age 88, of Unionville OH and Houston TX, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Memorial Hermman Hospital Hospice in Houston. He was born August 15, 1926 the son of Florence (nee Rich) and Harold Darrow. Richard married his high school sweetheart Joan "Jo" Wickert in Madison on September 7, 1947.

Richard was a 1944 graduate of Madison High School. During World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was in the ROTC program. Richard graduated in 1948 from the University of Rochester. He earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University, and wrote his Master's Thesis on "The Measurement of Super Compressibility of Natural Gas," which is still used today. Richard began his career at The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) in Cleveland, which was the predecessor to The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He then served over 35 years in various executive positions for the Columbia Gas System in Ohio, New York and Texas.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Joan; daughter, Barbara (Edward) Goldberg of Houston, TX; sons, Warren (Carol) Darrow of Prescott, AZ, Douglas (Susan) Darrow of Houston, TX; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and brother Jim (Betty) Darrow of Unionville, OH.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jack Darrow.

Friends will be received 6-8pm Monday March 9, 2015 at the BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 26 River Street, Madison, OH 44057.
A funeral service will be held 11am, Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the funeral home. Rev. Bill Alvey will officiate.
Final resting place will be Alexander Harper Cemetery in Unionville, OH.