Richard Kempthorn

McKinley (OH)

Richard played in the McKinley and Massillon rivalry in 1941,1942, & 1943, helping lead McKinley to a 35-0 win in 1942 and a State Championship. The All-County & All-Ohio selection spent 5 years, in 2 separate tours of duty, in the Armed Forces, flying over 100 missions as an Air Force pilot in Korea. Richard earned All-American honors as a linebacker at the University of Michigan, before joining his father in business. Enshrined into the McKinley football Hall of Fame in 1984 and the Michigan Hall of Fame in 1992, his family includes his wife Marilyn, daughter Dana, and sons Jim and Eric.

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