In Memory of Richard Culin

Longtime Akron Railroad Club member Richard W. Culin, 80, died on Jan. 21, 2013, at the Rockynol Retirement Center in Akron.

Culin Mr. Culin was perhaps best known for the lighthearted manner in which he would nominate the ARRC officers for re-election at the November meeting. By the time he got done making the case for why the officers should serve another year no one wanted to vote against them.

In addition to membership in the ARRC, Mr. Culin was a member of the Midwest Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.

He and ARRC Vice President J. Gary Dillon had been friends for 50 years.

Born on March 28, 1932, in Philadelphia, he was the son of Clarence Culin and Edythe G. (Wissinger) Culin Thomas.

He served from May 26, 1950, to Sept. 30, 1952, with the U.S. Marine Corps and was assigned to duty in the Korean War.

Mr. Culin is survived by his brother-in-law, Dusan “Duke”; a niece, Shelley, and a nephew, Mike Joksimovic.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Louise Joksimovic.

A graveside service was conducted at Violett Cemetery in Goshen, Ind. A memorial service will be held at the end of May in Akron at the chapel at Rockynol Retirement Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to Elizabeth L. Joksimovic Memorial Foundation, 655 Deerfield Rd. No. 100, P.O. Box 270, Deerfield, IL 60015.

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