Richard McFall Lerro, 65, of Arlington passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2003, with his wife and children at his side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1927 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, Deacon Dean Herman officiating. Burial: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home, with a Prayer Vigil starting at 7 p.m. Memorials: The Humane Society of North Texas, 1840 East Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76103 or the charity of your choice. Richard was born Dec. 7, 1937, to S.J. Lerro, M.D., and Edith Kuhns Lerro in Washington D.C. He was a 1960 graduate of the Citadel. He entered the U.S. Army in 1961 and served in the Vietnam War where he received numerous decorations, including the Bronze Star. Following his career in the Army he joined the Texas Department of Health, where he retired after 23 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father, S.J. Lerro, M.D., and his sister, Susan J. Lerro. The family wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks to the outstanding staff of the Oncology Unit at Arlington Memorial Hospital. Survivors: Wife of 39 years, Inge Lerro of Arlington; daughter, Sandra Lerro of Arlington; son, Robert Lerro of Switzerland; mother, Edith K. Lerro of Dayton, Ohio; sister, Margaret Olness of New York; two granddaughters; several nieces and nephews; and many caring friends.
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