Obituary for Richard S. Werley, Sr.
Richard S. Werley, Sr.
09/08/1930 - 06/22/2017
Richard Steven Werley, Sr., Age 86 of Punta Gorda, FL, formerly of Marion, OH, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on June 22, 2017. Richard graduated from St. Mary’s High School and Ohio Northern University school of pharmacy, and had a long career as the best Pharmacist that ever lived in both Marion OH where he owned Werley Pharmacy, and ultimately in Punta Gorda, FL and surrounding areas where he worked at Publix Pharmacy. Richard was preceded in death by his lovely bride of 66 years, Betty Jean (Terzo), and his sons, Richard Steven (Stevie) and Carl Michael, and son in law, James Coccia. Also preceded in death by his parents Carl F and Dorothy I (Curran) Werley, siblings Carl F Jr and wife Ruth (Murphy), Lt Joseph Werley, Rosemary Godfrey and husband Francis Godfrey, Frances Angermeier and husband Ralph, Helen Werley, and Dorothy Lusch and husband John. Our Dad never met a stranger, was quick with a joke and had a positive attitude throughout his whole life. He is survived by his loving family: Number 1 daughter, Nadine (Dee) Coccia of Punta Gorda FL, Number 2 daughter, Ellen (Lanie) Mosher and husband Bob of Ft Myers, FL, and Number 3 daughter Michele (Cell) Whisenant and husband Tim of Austin TX, and Number 1 daughter–in-law, Jody Werley of Port Charlotte, FL. He will also be missed by his 4 grandchildren of whom he was so proud, Timothy Carl Joseph Whisenant of Austin, TX, Katie Mosher of Tallahassee, FL, Madeline (Maddy) Whisenant of Seattle, WA, and Kevin Mosher of Lafayette, IN. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Olga (Lowinger) Werley of Westerville, OH and brother-in-law Bill Philipps of Concord, OH as well as numerous nieces and nephews from both the Werley and Terzo sides of the family. Dad touched so many lives, and had special bonds of friendship with many co-workers and life-long friends. He will especially be missed by his “Saturday Buddy” Chris Menard of Port Charlotte FL. The family would like to thank Dr. Jean Murphy and Kelly of the Millennium Physicians Group and also Jan and Oliver of Bayfront Homehealth, who always gave Dad the best of care and comfort. Arrangements are being handled by Hill Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Marion, OH on July 29th at 11:00 a.m. Since Dad was the Number 1 Ohio State Buckeye Fan, please wear your favorite sports team t-shirt. Following the service there will be an OSU tailgate themed memorial gathering at the Country Inn and Suites by Carlson: 2091 Marion Mount Gilead Rd., Marion OH. If attending, please bring photos to share. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Vincent De Paul of Charlotte County, 21505 Augusta Ave., Port Charlotte FL 33952. 941 625 9784