Richard Cerasani Caine
October 25, 1938 - February 22, 2024
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Richard Cerasani Caine, 85, a recent resident of Madison, Ohio from New York City, entered into eternal life at home with his family on February 22, 2024.  Richard was a true Renaissance man, leaving behind a legacy of creativity, entrepreneurship, and love for life. He was born on October 25, 1938,  to Mary (Grow) and Arthur J. Cerasani in …
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larry nusbaum left a message on March 12, 2024:
My dear friend Kathy (KK) going back to 1972, OU. I met Richard when visiting you in NYC long before you married. He showed me the basement of a multi-story brownstone he had purchased and explained how he was going to excavate all the dirt and turn it into a basement apartment. What a wonderful time the three of us had. Always cheerful and always happy. Just way too shy. Zoom forward 40+ years later and our visit in Phoenix. His book is on my coffee table that he handed me and spent a good hour at dinner talking about it. My life was made better knowing him. All loss is precious. For that my heart is with you and your son.
Catherine Fredman left a message on March 10, 2024:
Dear Kathy, Richard was a wonderful neighbor — always ready to share a story, happy to let me indulge my green thumb with the plantings for the flower boxes and backyard, providing a comfortable and affordable place when friends and relatives came to visit, generously sharing tickets to the opera and the ballet. He added so much to our community on West 70th Street. I’m so sorry for your loss and send my heartfelt sympathy to you and Devon.
Laura Calenberg left a message on March 4, 2024:
My heart felt sympathy to Kathy and the family. The world was a better place with Richard in it but now heaven is! I bet he is singing with the most beautiful operatic voice. HIs love and commitment to Kathy and family was beautiful to watch. He will be missed by many.
Laurie Wenthe left a message on February 29, 2024:
Richard was a cousin of mine. When I was growing up my mother, Richard's aunt Yolanda, followed Richard's acting roles and even clipped newspaper articles about his roles on T.V. When he appeared with Peter Falk in an episode of Columbo, one of my mom's favorite shows, she made sure we were home to watch it! My 6 siblings and I did not know him personally then but we loved to boast about our cousin, the actor to our friends. We finally met him 7 years ago, just before my mother died when Richard visited her and we had a wonderful afternoon. When I spread the news to my siblings, they were truly sorry to hear of his passing. We know he will be missed. Good bye cousin, I am certain mom, your aunt Yolanda, was happy to see you again in heaven. Laurie W.
Kiwi NANBRU (Mrs.) left a message on February 29, 2024:
To Richard CAINE family I am so deeply sorry to read from Wayne Hoffman that Richard has passed away. My deepest condolences. Richard was such a wonderful, joyful and carring person. I met him through an add in the French travelling book "Le guide du routard" on New York. I then started renting with PASTH since 2006, I met him personally a few times in the basement of the brownstone house. We would always have a chat about Brussels where I leave. I miss him when he retired, but I manage to continue to travel to N.Y. via Wayne. I weel not forget him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kiwi Nanbru (Brussels, Belgium)
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Andra Cerasani left a message on February 29, 2024:
My memory of my uncle Richard is a man who seemed to have endless energy. He was always thinking and creating. Even through he was busy, if you were in the room he would engage in a conversation with you. Richard lit up the room as all Cerasani brothers do. I will carry that energy with me as a family remembrance for as long as I live. Lo♥️e you uncle!
Adryan Russ left a message on February 27, 2024:
Kathleen... I met you and Richard through our mutual friend, Howard Papush, and had the pleasure of staying at the townhouse in Manhattan many times. It was my favorite place to stay in the city. Richard was a force to be reckoned with -- so full of energy, spirit and joy -- and I always loved the opportunity to talk with him when I was there. My heart goes out to you and your family and just wanted you to know that he will always have a place in our happiest memories. Sending love.
Linda (Cerasani) Fier left a message on February 27, 2024:
My dear Uncle Dick, I loved your passion for life, your energy, and thoughtfulness. I am grateful you shared your love of the arts with my family (especially ballet with my mom) and the beautiful love story of your parents. Always fun and entertaining, you will be missed by all of my family! Wishing your family peace and comfort. OX
Howard Papush left a message on February 27, 2024:
Dick and I became instant friends almost from the time we first met at a party in New York City 60 years ago. Our playful personalities meshed as we competitively tried to jump higher than each other. I don’t recall who won the game but I do remember thinking “this is a guy I want to know more about.” And I did—learning about the 20 or more supplements he ingested every day to ward off the results of several operations; the auditions he attended as he began to develop his craft; then the success he had doing commercials, theatre, TV, and films. Along with that were the businesses he created—he was a born entrepreneur. I could go on and on about this unique guy but the most important thing is that he was a terrific man and a fun man to be around and when I eventually moved to California I dearly missed our time together. My sincerest condolences to Kathleen, Devon, and the rest of the Cerasani family.
Christina Shrewsbury left a message on February 26, 2024:
Hi Richard, I know you are in a safe place now, pain free and ready for your next adventure. We all miss you so much, and are especially anxious to see your dear Kathy, Allen, Rita and Allen Jr. at your celebration of life service. I will miss our talks together, but I know you'll always be listening. Thank you for your love, and rest peacefully now.
John MacNaughton left a message on February 26, 2024:
Connors -- I'm so sorry to hear about Richard's passing. Lots of memories from our New York days. Sending you all my love, John
Glen and Roxanne Marsh left a message on February 26, 2024:
Kathy, Devon and Family, Glen and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of our dear friend Richard. He was and is in our mind a beautiful, loving and generous soul. We are blessed to have such wonderful memories of times we shared with all of you. We are consoled knowing that his faith in our Lord was strong and steadfast as is yours. Well done good and faithful servant! We pray that our heavenly fathers golden thread of mercy binds you up. Our prayers are with you.
Maureen Rivers left a message on February 26, 2024:
Kathleen and Devon- So very sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. He was a true inspiration to many. Love and Prayers for you both at this difficult time. 💔Maureen Rivers
jeff c left a message on February 26, 2024:
this photo is from July 2021. Richard was always filled with joy and an overflow of life. We will miss him greatly and are praying for Kathy and the family
David Mark Jackson left a message on February 26, 2024:
The Jackson Family would like to send our Thoughts of Love, Prayers and Good Memories at this time of sadness to Kathy, Devon and all of Richards Family and friends. Richards accomplishments in Music, Theatre, Literature and Life will be cherished and never forgotten.
Patrick Burton left a message on February 25, 2024:
So sorry for your loss. I only had the chance to meet him once, but I could tell he was a wonderful man. Rich, you take after him. Cherish your memories, there he lives forever.
Kathy & Eddie Fieramosca left a message on February 25, 2024:
Our deepest sympathy to Kathy, Devon and Richard's entire family. What an accomplished man Richard was yet so humble and kind that one would never know how much he did in his life. We will keep you all in prayer as you grieve the loss of Richard yet may you be comforted knowing that he is with our Lord and that one day you will be reunited with him again. Love you Kathy.
Brenda Shufelt left a message on February 25, 2024:
Kathy,I am sorry to hear that Dick passed away., Iwant you to know that I will be praying for , peace, and comfort for your family and you. I hold fond memories in my heart of the times Florence, Lani and I were with Dick, Devon and you in Saratoga. As time moves on I hope with the Grace of God your family will be in some part comforted by such remembrances . Thinking of you, Brenda
Cara Shufelt left a message on February 25, 2024:
Oh, Uncle Dickie. I'm so sad to hear that passed away. My condolences to his family. He was always so fun and funny at family reunions. Even as a kid I really loved being around him.
Jeanne Finnerty left a message on February 25, 2024:
My deepest sympathies are with you Kathy and Devon.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Mary Sue Finnerty left a message on February 25, 2024:
Dearest Cathy, We were very sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. I remember meeting him many years ago in your lovely New York apartment. He had a wonderful career, and he had the most devoted and loyal wife. You are amazing. Sending love and peace, Ron and Mary Sue
Tracy Bossalini left a message on February 25, 2024:
Praying for the family as they sorely miss this sweet man. Also rejoicing, knowing that Richard is now in the very presence of his Lord ,Jesus and he no longer has any pain or limits. See you soon Richard
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