He was a retired brick layer for Local 6 at Canton. Dick was a member of the First United Church of Christ at Sugarcreek, an Army Veteran having served from 1961-1963 during the Berlin Crisis, a member of the Sugarcreek American Legion, Sugarcreek Lions Club and the Sugarcreek Sportsman's Club.
He is survived by his wife the former Ruth Gerber whom he married December 14, 1958. Also surviving are his children Rhonda (Michael) Quinn of Columbus, Robin (Devon) Werker of Sugarcreek and Rick (Melissa) Menges of Dover; 6 grandshildren Joseph and Eve Quinn, Joshua, Courtney and Brooke Werker and Owen Ward Menges and a sister Mrs. Grant (Carol) Brubaker of Newcomerstown.
Funeral services will be held Monday July 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the First United Church of Christ at Sugarcreek. Rev. Eric Rummel will officiate and burial will follow in Union Hill Cemetery at Sugarcreek. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 PM in the Smith-Varns Funeral Home at 1018 W. Main St. Sugarcreek and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.
For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home’s web site to share a memory and sign the guest register. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County at 716 Commercial Ave. New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or the First United Church of Christ at 526 W. Main St. Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681.