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Richard W. Birney, 72 of Pataskala, went home to be with his Lord on May 24, 2013. Born on Feb. 26, 1941 to the late Wayne and Edithe (Moore) Birney in Cadiz.

Friends may call at Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, Pataskala on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral service on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Etna United Methodist Church, 500 Pike St., Etna, Ohio with Pastor Chip Koch officiating. Burial to follow at Pataskala Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Mt. Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215 or to ALS Association, 1170 Old Henderson Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43220. An online memorial will be located at <> .

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.