NILES - Bernard A. Wright, 81, formerly of Northfield Village, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic.
He was born Dec. 19, 1931, in Upperglade, W.Va., the son of the late Cecil and Wilma Blake Wright.
Bernard was retired from Ford Motor Walton Hills Stamping Plant, where he worked as a welder mechanic and in fixture repair.
He owned horses with his first wife, Ruby, and raced them at Northfield Park.
He was the beloved husband of Maria G. Cancillere and the late Ruby Selman; dear brother of Eugene (Julie) Wright of North Lima and Virginia (Clyde, deceased) Bragg of Niles; and loving uncle of Eugene Wright Jr., Orval Bragg, William Wright, Rob "Clyde" Bragg, David Wright, Donald Wright and Gary Wright.
Memorials can be made to The American Heart Association.
Friends will be received from 10:30 to noon Monday, followed by a noon service at Johnson-Romito Funeral Home, 99 W. Aurora Road (state Route 82, one mile west of state Route 8), Northfield Center, OH 44067, 330-468-1443, www.johnsonromito.com.
Burial will be in Northfield-Macedonia Cemetery.