Richard Gordon Pearson, 90, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Englewood Community Hospital.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., and moved to Charlotte County in 1996, from Chicago.
Richard served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received two Bronze Battle Stars and a Silver Star. He was a prisoner of war and escaped off of a train in Italy heading to a POW camp.
Richard is survived by his loving wife of nine years, Lillian Cyrnek of Englewood; three daughters, Kathleen Pearson of St. Petersburg, Fla., Cynthia Lucke of Woodstock, Ill., and Renee Clemetsen of Roselle, Ill.; three sons, Richard Cyrnek of Phoenix, Ariz., Raymond, and Timothy Pearson both of Park Ridge, Ill.; 23 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory.
“If we could have a lifetime wish, a dream that would come true, we’d pray with all our hearts for yesterday and you. A thousand words can’t bring you back, we know because we’ve tried. And neither would a million tears, we know because we’ve cried. You left behind broken hearts and happy memories too. We never wanted memories; we only wanted you.” (Author unknown)