Richard F. Hrubovcak, 73, passed away May 2. Rich was born in Akron and was a former Barberton resident. He lived most of his life in California and retired from Union Pacific Railroad as the Union President. He was an Army Veteran and a Purple Heart Recipient, having served during Vietnam. Preceded in death by his parents Nick and Mary; and brother-in-law Robby Robinson; He is survived by his brothers George (Linda) of Barberton and Tom (Jenny) of Las Vegas; sisters Marlene Robinson of Akron and Carol (Tom) Duggan of Tujuga, California; numerous nieces and nephews; and longtime girlfriend Kerri Atwood. Richard’s Funeral Service will at 1 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Silva Hostetler Funeral Home, 1199 Wooster Road W., Barberton. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Calling Hours Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To share a memory or send a condolence, please visit www.silva-hostetler.com 330-825-8700.