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The Life of Richard W. Weirich

Richard W. Weirich 84, passed away on Feb. 14, 2012. He was born in Massillon on Feb. 13, 1928, to the late Philip and Electa (Woods) Weirich. He graduated in 1945 from Washington High School. Richard married Margaret Thornberry on Sept. 7, 1946; and they were together until her passing on April 7, 2007. He served in the United States Army Air Corp from 1945 to 1947. He worked for Republic Steel for 35 years, retiring as the Mechanical Division Superintendent. Richard was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, sharing his strong sense of moral values and work ethic with all. Richard was a long time member of the Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing with his wife, golfing and spending time in Florida. He is survived by his children, Robert (Karen) Weirich, Sue (Wil) Van Dyke, Debby (Larry) Lowe, Becky (Mark) Shonk; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He will be sorely missed. A funeral service celebrating his life will be held at the Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home on, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at 10 a.m., Glenn Hawkins will officiate. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, and just prior to the service.

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