Richard I. Thurau
Richard Irvin Thurau, 87, of 117 Denali Street, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Richard was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on March 3, 1934, a son of the late Fredrick Irvin Thurau and Margaret Grace (Varner) Thurau. He was the husband of Gaynelle Ellen (Fleeger) Thurau. Mr. Thurau was a United States Army veteran, having served during the Korean War, a retired minister and the former chaplain with the Inman Community Fire Department.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Thurau is survived by two daughters, Debra J. Cyrus and her husband, Charles, of Inman, South Carolina; Sandra L. Le Pla and her husband, Duane, of Highland, Michigan; two sons, Fred I. Thurau and his wife, Terri, of Sterling Heights, Michigan; George E. Thurau and his wife, Anna, of Marietta, South Carolina.
Richard is also survived by his grandchildren, Michael, Angelica, Brittany and nine others; great-grandchildren, Nevaeh, Ameliah, Kioli and nineteen others.
Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Shiloh Memorial Cemetery in Inman, South Carolina.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 2151, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101-2151 or the Spartanburg Humane Society, 150 Dexter Road, Spartanburg, SC 29303.
Seawright Funeral Home and Crematory