Dr. Richard J Misischia went to eternal rest on September 15, 2023. Richard was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a dedicated physician for over 43 years. Richard was born March 25, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended Kent State University. In 1965, he married his lifelong wife and soulmate Theresa Gall. After marriage, he attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, and graduated in 1970. After 1 year of his medical residency, he was drafted into the Air Force as a Captain, and served 2 years at Williams Air Force Base in Phoenix, Arizona. Devoting his life to the care of his patients, he practiced Internal Medicine in Seminole, Florida for over 32 years, followed by another 11 years of practice in Tennessee and Land O’ Lakes, FL. He is preceded in death by his parents Nicholas and Margaret Misischia, and his sister Marjorie Mills. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Theresa, his brothers Frederick and Paul, 3 children: son Richard and wife Mary of Ashland, Kentucky, son Kevin and wife Kristin of Johnson City, Tennessee, and daughter Nichole Hebrank and husband Jeff of Odessa, Florida, 7 grandchildren: Richard and Samantha Misischia, Ashlyn Morehouse and her husband Chris, Nicholas Misischia and his wife Ashley, Emily Misischia, and Taylor and Jacob Hebrank, 3 great-grandchildren: Anthony, Leonardo, and Gianna. He also has many loving nieces and nephews. A celebration of life is scheduled for 10:30AM on September 28th at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church at 2348 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. A military burial will be held at 11:30AM on September 29th at Bushnell National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude's Children’s Research Hospital and/or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Association. Richard will be missed dearly, but he is now at peace. We are praying as a family and as a community in the loss of our husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. Psalm 34: 18. "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who's spirits are crushed "