Richard John Bartek, 68, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019. He is a lifelong resident of Akron. Rick taught industrial arts for the Nordonia Hills Schools. In later years he worked as a vocational evaluator for Edwin Shaw Hospital and Ackerman Vocational Services. Rick was a loving devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed music and spending time with family. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Julia Bartek; Rich is survived by his wife, Mary Susan; son Stephen (Tara), special brother and sister-in-law Dennis Bartek and JoAnn Garver; sister in-law and brother-in-law, Claudia and David Burdge; nieces Wendy (Trevor) Bartek Nelson, Karla (Paul) Wilkinson; nephews, David (Simone) Burdge and Russ Midcap; grandchildren Madison, Cameron, Evan and Owen Bartek and Kaylee Rager. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 5, 2019, 12:00 pm at Family of Faith United Methodist Church, 800 E. Market St., Akron, where the family will receive friends from 11:00 am until the time of service.