Richard Grier

ALLIANCE – Richard J. Grier, age 79, passed away on June 9th, 2014 at Alliance Community Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born November 8th, 1934 in East Liverpool, the son of the late Lawrence and Genevieve (Fantone) Grier. Richard proudly served his country as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and Eagles. Richard had lived with his son, Thomas and family for the past few months in Alliance. Prior to his illness, he resided in Lisbon for many years. He retired as manager from the News Agency in Steubenville following many years of service.

In addition to his parents a brother, William Grier, precedes him in death.

He is survived by four sons, Richard of Alliance, Thomas (Roseann) of Alliance, Daniel (Melinda) of Oklahoma and William (Carole) of Texas; two brothers, Edward (Elizabeth) of Lisbon and Robert (Faye) of Fontana, CA; two sisters, Ruby Fetty of East Liverpool and Jeanne (William) Wright of Salem, OH; sister-in-law, Jackie of East Liverpool; grandchildren, Rikki, Katie, Brandan, Jonathon, Stephen and Ashley; and great-grandchildren, Avery, Ashton, Jaiden, Bryceleigh, Brayden, Camdyen and Atoli.

In keeping with his wishes, no public services are planned. He will be laid to rest with his mother and father at Springhill Cemetery in Wellsville, OH. Condolences and special memories may be shared online at