Richard Stanley "Dick" Arn
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78, of Marblehead, formerly of Uhrichsville, passed from his brave and courageous 16 month battle with cancer on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Stein Hospice House in Sandusky. Born July 19, 1935 in Bellefontaine, Ohio, he was a son of the late Cecil G. and E. Martha (Bell) Arn. Dick has shown his passionate love for God through his love and generosity throughout his life. People loved him for his kindness and sense of humor. He loved to make people smile and laugh.
Dick will truly be missed by his wife of 53 years, Rose Marie (Simpson) Arn; daughters, Teresa (Chris) Fisher, of West Lafayette and Michele (Matthew) Grant, of Uhrichsville; grandchildren, Stasha Misko of Massillon, Ashley Misko of Uhrichsville, Marissa (Brandon) Tarulli Poje of Yorktown, Va., Ciara Tarulli and Tyler Tarulli of West Lafayette, and MaKayla Grant and Reanna Grant of Uhrichsville; step- grandchildren, Logan Fisher and Austin Fisher; a great- granddaughter, Mariah Misko Clark; and brother and sister- in-law, Robert and Marilyn Arn of Kenton. In addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by his parents-in-law, Richard "Marlowe" and Avonell Simpson, and a sister-in-law, Sue (Simpson) Bender.
Dick grew up in Kenton, Ohio and was a graduate of Kenton High School in 1953. He then attended Ohio State University prior to earning his Bachelor's Degree from Ohio Northern Pharmacy School in Ada, Ohio in 1960 after returning home from proudly serving his country in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1957. He interned at Rexall Drug in Kenton, then worked at Galigher Drug in Marion, Ohio starting in 1961, before purchasing his first pharmacy, Mowery Drug, in Kingston, Ohio. After settling in Uhrichsville, he purchased the Twin City Pharmacy in Dennison which he operated from October of 1964 to November of 1994. He also served many years as a bank officer at the First National Bank of Dennison, was a member of the Twin City Chamber of Commerce, and was one of the original founding members of the Claymont Jaycees. He was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Uhrichsville where he served on many committees over the years. In July of 2012, Dick moved to Marblehead where he enjoyed fishing with his wife, family and friends. He also found a loving church family at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Marblehead. Dick's love was for God, family, friends and his customers. He loved singing in church and working on his hobby farm near Tappan Lake where he tended to his flower and vegetable gardens, along with his orchard. He was known as the "apple man" because he loved sharing his harvest with his friends.
Services for Dick, officiated by Rev. John Clark, Rev. Sarah Cerreto Macdonald and Rev. Chris Young, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, in Uhrichsville First United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Gnadenhutten's Clay-Union Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at the church from 11a.m. to 1p.m. on Thursday, prior to his service. In celebration of Dick's legacy of generosity, memorial donations may be made to Stein Hospice in Sandusky where Dick was lovingly cared for in his last days, Seidman Cancer Center at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, First United Methodist Church of Uhrichsville and St Paul's Lutheran Church of Marblehead, in lieu of flowers.
R. K. Lindsey Funeral Home, Inc. - Dennison
26 Grant St. Dennison, OH 44621
Published in The Times Reporter on Mar. 25, 2014