February 14, 1947 - March 7, 2023
Monday, March 13th from 2:00- 4:00 p.m. and 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home
Tuesday, March 14th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
Richard Michael Stalter, age 76, of Westerville, Ohio, died Tuesday March 7, 2023 at his residence following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on February 14, 1947, in Zanesville, Ohio, to Albert T. and Helene C. (nee: Souders) Stalter. In 1965 he graduated from New Lexington High School in New Lexington, Ohio. On November 23, 1968 he married his high school sweetheart, Loraleita Parry.
He received his Bachelor's Degree in Retail Marketing from Bowling Green State University and Master's Degree in Project Management from George Washington University. Additionally, he was a graduate from the Spartan School of Aeronautics and earned his commercial, instrument, and multi-engine ratings. As a flight instructor, he taught aviation at Ohio University and subsequently flew professionally as a pilot for Island Airlines. Richard retired as a Project Manager following a 36 year career with NCR Corporation.
Richard was a devout Catholic, husband, father, and grandfather. He was a member of Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville, Ohio and a 4th Degree Member of Assembly Number 809 and Council 5776 of the Westerville Knights of Columbus. Richard enjoyed several hobbies which included aviation, art, playing the piano, and cooking.
He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Thomas Stalter; mother, Helene Cecilia Stalter; brothers, Carl Thomas Stalter, Robert Lee Stalter, and Patrick Webb Stalter; and sister, Frances Helene (Stalter) Kinsel. Richard is survived by his wife, Loraleita (Parry) Stalter; children Philip Stalter and Melinda (Dustin) Vincent; and eleven grandchildren, Ava Stalter, Helene Stalter, Victoria "Tori" Stalter, Reilly Vincent, Chloe Bettac, Evan Bettac, Stella Vincent, Olive Vincent, Xavier Stalter, Penelope Vincent, and Samuel Vincent; sister, Margaret (Stalter) Stenson; many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and Buddy the parakeet.
Visitation will be on Monday March 13, 2023, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Moreland Funeral Home located at 55 East Schrock Road in Westerville, Ohio. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 am Tuesday March 14, 2023 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church located at 313 North State Street in Westerville, Ohio, followed by a procession to Blendon Cemetery located at 6350 South Hempstead Road for burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry.