Richard C. "Dick" Schwartz
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FREMONT: Richard C. "Dick" Schwartz, 93, of Fremont, died Thursday evening January 23, 2014 at his residence. He was born January 30, 1920 in Hessville, OH the son of Clarence and Glenna (Lehman) Schwartz.
Dick attended Gibsonburg High School and went on to serve in the United States Army during WWII, stationed in the South Pacific. On June 2, 1946 he married Susie Scranton at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hessville. He retired in 1984 as an electrician from Union Carbide. Dick was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he was active on the church council and served as a deacon. He was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and enjoyed gardening, wood finishing, making doll houses for his granddaughters and fishing. Dick loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-granddaughter.
Surviving is his wife of 67 years, Susie Schwartz of Fremont; daughters, Constance (James) Warner of Fremont and Cheryl (William) Byrd of Spring, TX; grandchildren, Kristyn (Tom) Trealout of Venice, FL, Joshua Warner of New York City and Charlotte Byrd of Spring, TX; great-granddaughter, Molyna Trealout; brother, Willard (Kathy) Schwartz of Norwalk, OH and Elizabeth Harlan of Fremont, OH.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Marian Moenter, Donna Sandrock, Gail, Allen and Gerald Schwartz.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8P.M. at Keller-Ochs-Koch-Mason Funeral Home, 416 S. Arch Street, Fremont, OH. Additional visitation will begin at 9:00A.M. on Thursday from St. John's Lutheran Church, 212 N. Clover Street, Fremont, where funeral services will begin at 10:00A.M. with Pastor Joe Lees officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with military graveside rights performed by the V.F.W. and American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Memorial Fund or Hospice of Memorial Hospital. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kokm.net
Published in the News-Messenger on Jan. 27, 2014