Richard G. Chisholm, 52, of Columbus, died at 2:18 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012, at Columbus Regional Hospital from complications caused by mesothelioma.
Mr. Chisholm was a graduate of Purdue University where he earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in electrical engineering and was a member of NROTC . He was an engineer in the High Horse Power Division of Cummins Inc. the last 16 years.
He was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church where he was active in the men’s ministry. He was a former Boy Scout, a former Cub Scout leader and was assistant leader of Troop No. 555. Active in all aspects of soccer, he also was an avid golfer and was in charge of the March of Dimes golf outing for Cummins. He was a lifetime member of the NRA.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, with Father Clem Davis officiating. Calling will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Cremation will follow the service.
Born in Crane, Indiana, March 23, 1960, Mr. Chisholm was the son of Richard W. and Elissa Shields Chisholm. He married Kate Wright on June 21, 1986, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Survivors include his wife; children, Abby Chisholm of Cincinnati and Mary and Graydon Chisholm of Columbus; his parents, of Cincinnati; sisters, Susan Chisholm and husband Rick Buckmann of Philadelphia, PA, Elizabeth Chisholm of Santa Fe, NM, Catherine (Shawn) Blankemeye of Winston-Salem, N.C, and Margaret Chisholm and husband John Rowell of Mason, OH; a brother, William (Laura) Chisholm of Kansas City, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-reed.com.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Boy Scout Troop No. 555, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church or a charity of your choice.