Richard T. 'Dick' Kiko, Sr.
age 73, went to be with the Lord on Saturday after a sudden illness. Life resident of Canton, 1958 graduate of Canton South High School, and was a graduate of both the Missouri Auction School and the Indiana University Certified Auctioneers Institute. He established the Kiko Agency in 1969 and was a second generation co-owner of Kiko Auctioneers; founded in 1945. Dick was an inductee in both the Ohio and National Auctioneer's Association Hall of Fames, past president of the Ohio Auctioneer's Association, former commissioner on the Ohio Auctioneer's Commission and a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient of the Stark County Association of Realtors. Dick was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church, Canton Council No. 341 Knights of Columbus, Lincoln Continental Owner's Club Ohio Valley Chapter, Rotary Club of Canton, and was a Paul Harris Fellow recipient. He was a licensed pilot and member of the East Central Ohio Pilot's Association and the International and Ohio Flying Farmers. Dick and his family had hosted for 35 consecutive years the Big Brother's and Big Sister's Fall Hay Ride. He was also active in many other organizations.
Survived by his wife of 52 years, Patricia (Trbovich) Kiko, of the home; eight children, Kristine (Jeff) Kiko-Cozy of Plain Township, Lori Kiko (Randy Compton) of Hartville, Colene (Rob) Stevens of Plain Township, Richard (Maureen) Kiko Jr. of Lake Township, Peter (Joan) Kiko of Dalton, Kathleen (Andy) Cozy of Louisville, William (Tifany) Kiko of Bolivar, and Trisha (Jay) Gainey of Lake Township; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Wanda Lahr of Navarre, Margy and Bill Cleary of Mantua, and Bertha and Lennie Milano of Minerva; and eight brothers and six sisters-in-law, Dan and Pam Kiko of Salem, Fred Kiko of Carlsbad, Calif., James and Suzanne Kiko of Paris, Thomas Kiko of Canton, L. Joe and Janice Kiko of East Canton, Eugene and Ame Kiko of Canton, Russell Jr. and Pam Kiko of Salem, and John and Lynn Kiko of Marlboro. Preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Colletta Kiko and a brother, William Kiko. The family would like to thank the staff's of both Mercy Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic for their compassionate care.
Family and friends will meet on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial with Father Donald Feicht as celebrant. Burial will be in Warstler Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Condolences may be made to:
Published in The Repository from Oct. 22 to Oct. 23, 2013