Richard A. Orendt, passed away on July 11, 2015 with his family by his side. He was born December 27, 1922 in Youngstown Ohio to George Orendt and Maria Baku. Richard's father died when he was 5 years old and was he raised by his grandparents Michael and Sara Baku in Schasburg, Romania. His mother remarried to John Windt in 1928. Richard's wife Margaret was born in Schasburg and they both knew of each other in Romania. Richard returned to the USA in 1949 to be with his mother and step-father John Windt. Margaret and Richard met again in Cleveland, Ohio. They married at Teutsch Ev. Lutheran Church in Cleveland on February 23, 1952. He was self-employed, installing, sanding and finishing hardwood floors in the northeast Ohio area. Margaret and Richard retired to SaddleBrooke, Arizona in 1997. The last 18 years they have enjoyed their family coming to warmer weather to visit them. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Margaret E. Orendt, their son Richard M. Orendt and his daughter Linda I. (Richard) Reder, three grand children, Brian Gerard (Rebecca) Hilinski, Elizabeth Ann Hilinski, and Richard Frederick Orendt, two great grand children, Grace Ann Hilinski and Henry Gerard Hilinski. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Richard's name to the Casa de la Luz Foundation.