Richard Michael “Mike” McCullough, 59

LISBON – Richard Michael “Mike” McCullough, of state Route 45, Lisbon, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at his home. He was 59.

Born in East Liverpool, Feb. 16, 1955, a son of Charles R. “Dick” and Barbara Cunningham McCullough of East Liverpool, he was the owner and operator of the Frola Motel in Lisbon. Previously, for 17 years he worked at the W.H. Sammis Plant in Stratton where he was associated with the tool room. He also was a professional photographer and owned Magic Lantern Studio in East Liverpool.

A member of the Beaver Local High School Class of 1973, he later attended Kent State University.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Rhonda Barber, and her husband Phillip, of Clendenin, West Virginia, and Lori Lane, and her husband Terry, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, along with a brother, Jim McCullough, and his wife Joanie, of East Liverpool. He also leaves behind three nieces, Nicole McCullough, and her spouse Sarah, Reva McCullough and Carly Lane, and two great-nephews, Devon John “Nunzio” Pasek and Dury Shon “Nubbins” Pasek.

His companion survives as well, Kym Ladany of Lisbon.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, William E. Cunningham, Violet Cunningham, James E. McCullough and Edith Willis McCullough Beadle.

Private family services were held at the Dawson Funeral Home.

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