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Richard Manzeck

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Richard "Dick" W.

Richard "Dick" W. Manzeck, 78, of Elmore, Ohio died Wednesday, February 26, 2014, under hospice care at Riverview Healthcare Campus in Oak Harbor. Richard was born in Elmore on October 10, 1935, to William and Alice (Hetrick) Manzeck. He married Anita (Strohscher) Manzeck at St. John's UCC, Genoa, on April 29, 1961.

Richard graduated from Harris-Elmore High School in 1954. From 1954-1956, he served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Staten Island, New York. He worked for the Ohio Turnpike, Surface Combustion, and Brush-Wellman, followed by over 12 years as assistant custodian at St. John's UCC, where he and his "boss" and good friend, George, were known as the "Dick and George Team," a pair of fun-loving practical jokers, but good workers. Dick was very active in church, having served on Consistory, various committees and an avid dartball player. He was a past member of Elmore Kiwanis and the Ottawa County Horse Harness Association, and a Friday transportation volunteer at Mercy-St. Charles Hospital. He spent most

afternoons having coffee and discussing the latest news with his buddies at Tina's Carry-out in Elmore.

Richard is survived

by Anita, his loving wife of

53 years; daughters, Linda (Don) Woodmansee of Galion, OH and Kathy (Kent) Anderson of Westborough, MA; grandchildren, Jeremiah (Emily) and Josh (Suzanne) Woodmansee, and Sarah and Eric Anderson, and great-grandchildren, Allyssa and Raegen Woodmansee.

Richard's family will receive family and friends on Friday, March 7, 2014, from 5-8 p.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ, 1213 Washington St., Genoa, OH 43430. A

memorial service celebrating Richard's life will be held at the church at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014, with visitation one hour prior to the service. A private graveside service will be conducted at Harris-Elmore Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the heating and cooling project at St. John's UCC or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551. The Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory of Genoa has

assisted the family with

arrangements. Online condolences may be shared by

Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 28, 2014
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Robinson Walker Funeral Home
501 West Street Genoa, OH 43430
(419) 855-4010
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