Richard “Dick” F. Blaha, 81, died Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Ascension All Saints Medical Center. He was born on June 16, 1937, in Racine to the late Lucille (Nee: Borland) and Frank Blaha Jr.
Richard attended St. Catherine’s High School and graduated in 1955. He was partner at BMA Advertising and owner of Richard/Sons Auto Sales. His hobbies included camping, hunting, golfing, and spending time with family. Richard was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Throughout his life Dick cherished the time spent with his family. He was active in scouting and coaching his children’s teams. Survivors include his wife of 41 years Barbara (Nee: Gastaldi) Blaha; his children, Richard (Diane) Blaha Jr. of Wadsworth, IL, Terri Blaha-Blomgren of Racine, Randy Blaha of Racine, Russ (Sue) Blaha of Racine, Traci Blaha of Gurnee, IL, Tina Pham of Racine, Jane Bowerman of Racine, and Ronn (Deb) Blaha of Brookfield; 20 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Mary Ann O’Laughlin, Beverly (Joseph) Pauls, Marjorie (Dan) Brown; Ronald (Janet) Blaha of Stevens Point and the late Francine Olstinske.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 11 a.m. The church is located at 1533 Erie Street and Reverend Steve Varghese will be officiating. Friends and relatives can meet with the family from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.