EASTER, Richard C.
It is with immense sadness the family of Richard C. "Rick"
Easter announces his passing at the age of 70. Rick was a lifelong resident of the Mason area who gave much of his life to volunteering. In his late teens/early twenties he began serving his community with the Mason Volunteer Fire Company. He continued his service with the Mason-Deerfield Joint Fire District & again with the City of Mason Fire Department. He was a founding member of the Oath Keepers Fire Department training group. His career with Super Foods spanned 30 years receiving many state &
national awards for his truck driving skills. In retirement he enjoyed golfing, motorcycling, boating, fishing and his cabin in the woods. He continued his volunteer work with the
Mason American Legion Post 194. He was a wonderful friend to many & never hesitated to lend a helping hand. Rick is the loving husband of Maria (nee Petrovic) Easter, loving dad of Beth (Chris) Gilpin and Steven Easter, stepdad of Rob Ehlman, caring & fun-loving grandpa (aka "Papa Geeky") of Cassie (Marcus) Mathews, Derrick Ehlman, Josh Ehlman, CJ Gilpin, Shea Gilpin, Jason Easter, Hunter Easter and Alex Easter, son of Carol Easter and the late Paul (Wimpy) Easter, brother of David (Debby) Easter, Carol (Rick) Blount and the late Pete Easter and Uncle to numerous nieces & nephews. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 10, 2021, at Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd. (Rt. 42) West Chester, OH 45069 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 11, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with procession to Rose Hill Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Mason American Legion Post following burial. Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post 194, Sons of the Legion, 401 Reading Road, Mason, OH 45040 or to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington, DC 20090-8018.
Published in Journal-News on Jan. 7, 2021.