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January 6, 2011
The Town Crier
Richard Calvin went to be with the Lord on Dec. 26, 2010. He was born in Greenford on Sept. 1, 1926, and resided in Canfield since 1963.

Richard graduated from Greenford High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Hiram College. He had advanced degrees from the Ohio School of Banking at Ohio State University, the Ohio School of Installment Credit at Kent State University and from Central States Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Richard also served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946.

He was employed by Farmers National Bank of Canfield from 1961 to 1997, serving as executive vice president and cashier, senior operations officer from 1972 to 1997, and serving on the board of directors from 1975 to 1997. He served as executive vice president, treasurer and director of Farmers National Banc Corp. from the formation of the holding company in 1983 until 1997.

Richard was an avid believer in giving back to his community. He served on the Original Charter Commission for the Village of Canfield, on the Canfield Local Board of Education for two terms and 14 years, was a member of Austintown Kiwanis Hiram College Alumni Council for 10 years and the Youngstown Management Association, a trustee of the Youngstown and Mahoning County Library Association board for 23 years, past president and director of the Youngstown Credit Reporting Services, Inc., and past president of the Youngstown Chapter of Bank Administration Institute.

Richard was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Canfield and was a past trustee and deacon, serving as chairperson of both groups.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Corrine, brothers Gordon and Perry, and sisters Hazel, Elta and Josephine. He is survived by his brother, Warren; his sons, Jeffrey and Michael; daughter-in-law Kim; grandchildren Jenna, Jerrica, Jordanne, Bryce and Victoria; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Canfield First Presbyterian Church.


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