RICHARD M. FOLKMAN, age 26. Dearest son of Sandra Gawelek and Richard A. Folkman. Dear brother of Steven Steppenbacker and Bryan Folkman. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, his favorite and only nephew Jaxzen, cousins and many dear friends. Rick will be missed by so many of his friends and co-workers near and far, past and present. He was employed at Arcelor Mittal Steel in Cleveland and a member of United Steel Workers Local 979. He was a member of the Erhart/York Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. and a 2010 graduate of Buckeye High School. Rick had a passion for life and strived to have and accomplish everything he wanted and took great effort in achieving every goal he so desired. Rick enjoyed having fun with his friends and was actually a quite humorous young man. He enjoyed making people laugh. He enjoyed excitement and challenge. His legacy he leaves with all of us is his love, his smile and his heart. Funeral services and interment private. The family will receive friends MONDAY 3 – 8:30 PM at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).
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