Richard Allen (Rick) Puthoff
Richard Allen (Rick) Puthoff, age 76, of Cincinnati, OH/ Port Charlotte, FL, passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021 in Port Charlotte.
Rick was born July 30, 1945 in Cincinnati, OH and attended Purcell (now Purcell Marian) High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965 – 1971, earning a Silver Star for his service in Vietnam, one of the highest awards for valor in the Armed Services. Rick also received multiple commendations, badges, and awards during his time in the service, including an award for Marksmanship and a Combat Medical badge.
He then served as a Detective for the Cincinnati police before transitioning to security at GE Aviation, from which he retired in 2005. He and Margie raised their children in Harrison, OH, where they attended St. John’s parish. After his retirement, Rick and Margie spilt their time between Cincinnati and their home in Port Charlotte, FL. Rick enjoyed numerous visits from his children, grand and great grandchildren, as well as many other family and friends, where Rick would take them boating or enjoy time by the pool. Rick also loved to cut grass, and took care of many a yard in their neighborhood and surrounding areas for residents and snow birds alike. He also always had a good story to tell and a laugh that would fill a room.
Rick is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margie (Fassnacht) Puthoff; children, Wendy St. John (Andrew), Tammy Ungerbuhler (Mark), Richard Puthoff (Susanne), and Jamie Purcell (Dan); as well as 13 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Marguerite Puthoff; brother, Ronald Puthoff; sister, Phyllis Formes; as well as grandson, Joshua Ryan Puthoff.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 10 am at St. John the Baptist Church in Harrison, OH. Internment will be private.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Please direct donations to the Richard Puthoff Memorial Fund using the link: https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/GiftFunds/GiftFunds?px=7280172&pg=personal&fr_id=39300.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.