Richard Paul Wright, of O’Fallon, MO, passed away Friday, April 15, 2022, at the age of 82. Loving husband of Sally Katherine Wright; beloved son of the late Lloyd W. Wright and Irene G. Ruthrauff; devoted father of Anthony (Tiffany) Wright and Sean (Tracie) Wright; stepfather of Philip (Shannon) Cozzoni; cherished grandfather of Clarissa, Josh and Sophia; dear brother of Don (Betsy) and Susie, dear uncle, cousin & friend. Richard is also preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Kara Marie Cozzoni and sister, Dorothy.
Richard proudly served his country in the United States Army. He always enjoyed chemistry. He became a chemist before eventually becoming a chemistry teacher where he was able to share his love of the subject. Richard loved to be outdoors and go on hikes. He enjoyed working in his garden and reading. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an incredibly kind and patient person. Richard was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.