Richard L. Hands

SEBRING – Richard L. Hands, 60, of Salem passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Aultman Hospital.

Richard was born in Alliance on Jan. 27, 1954, the son of Robert and Evelyn (Bennett) Hands.

He served as a Sgt. 1st Class in the U.S. Army, retiring on Jan. 27, 2014.

Richard worked at American Standard, was a member of the Assembly of God in Lisbon, served as president of Local USW, was a member of the Sebring VFW, and the U.S. Army was his passion. He enjoyed working with wood and attending sporting events, “Browns” and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his parents Robert and Evelyn (Bennett) Hands of Elyria, Ohio and his loving children, grandchildren and brothers.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday Feb. 15, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home, Sebring. Friends may call two hours prior to the service from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Private interment services will take place in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home. Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at


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