2018/2019 TEAM RADCLIFFE UPDATE:
We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved,
Richard K. Radcliffe, 62, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at his home in Hurricane, WV with his family by his side. Rick was born to Clovis (Buck) and Ruth Radcliffe in Clarksburg, WV on July 26, 1955. He graduated from Washington Irving High School and Glenville State College with a degree in Surveying. He went to work for WVDOH for a short time before starting a long career with C&P Telephone/Bell Atlantic/Verizon/Frontier until his diagnosis of an inoperable Glioblastoma Brain Tumor in late June 2015.
Rick was a member of Duff Street United Methodist Church in Clarksburg, WV. He attended St. John United Methodist Church in Scott Depot, WV. Rick was known to all of his extended family and friends as a man who could build or fix almost anything. He has helped remodel, rebuild, or repair something in almost everyone’s home at one time or another. He took great pride in doing a good job and would not quit until everyone including himself was satisfied with the results. When he was not helping others, Rick enjoyed watching and attending NASCAR events, taking family vacations to Myrtle Beach, camping with his extended family and friends, and watching college football and basketball, the Tennessee Vols and Lady Vols, but most especially his beloved West Virginia Mountaineers.
Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Buck and Ruth Radcliffe, and his brother-in-law, Harvey Hardy. He is survived by his loving wife Teri Morris Radcliffe, son Michael Radcliffe and his wife Shannon (Knoxville, TN), son Mark Radcliffe and his wife Katie (Batavia, IL), daughter Laura Casto and her companion Austin Albert (Knoxville, TN), and daughter Erica Casto (Amherst, MA). Also left to cherish fond memories of Rick are the eight grandchildren that he took great pride in: Tyler Radcliffe (TN), Alexandra Radcliffe (TN), Hannah Radcliffe (NC), William Radcliffe (IL), Taylor Radcliffe (IL), Christopher Radcliffe (IL), Nathan Radcliffe (IL), and Grace Radcliffe (IL). Rick is also survived by his two sisters Nancy Fowler and her husband Bob (Clarksburg, WV) and Debbie Hardy and her husband Dale (Clarksburg, WV) and their families. Rick’s extended family includes a host of in-laws from both the Morris and Mosier families.
Rick and his family would like to thank the exceptional medical team that has treated him the past three years as he battled Brain Cancer. We would like to especially thank Dr. Katherine Peters, Dr. John Kirkpatrick, Courtney Ware, Kathleen Sellers, Brittany Petrimoulx and the rest of the staff at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center. We are also grateful to Dr. Toni Pacioles and his staff at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center at Cabell-Huntington Hospital for collaborating with the team from Duke and administering his treatments locally when possible. We appreciate the personal attention given by Cindy Skiles and her staff at Teays Physical Therapy over the past three years.