|Richard D. Yager|
|Written by provided to Sentinel-Tribune|
|Wednesday, 25 April 2012 10:03|
Richard D. Yager, age 88, of Rossford, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on November 18, 1923 in Paulding, Ohio to the late Robert and Hildreth (Bennett) Yager.
Richard was a 1943 graduate of Macomber High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during World War II from 1943 to 1945. After being honorably discharged, Richard went on to work for Libbey Owens Ford Glass Co. as a corporate quality inspector for 45 years, retiring in 1991.
He married Virginia Steinmiller on July 5, 1947 and preceded him in death in 1979. Later Richard married Ellen McCracken on June 11, 1988 and she survives.
Dick was always ready with a smile and a wave for anyone he saw. He was a patient "Mr. Fix-It" who repaired countless bicycles chains for the neighborhood kids. He was a sweet and fun loving guy and will be dearly missed.
Dick was also a great listener and a hero to those who knew him. His life was a life well-lived.
Surviving is his loving wife of 23 years, Ellen Yager; daughters, Patricia (Philip) Cieply and Constance Yager; grandchildren, Paul and Tracy Cieply; step-grandchildren, Dan (Amy) Cieply and Patti (Scott) Halloran; step-great-grandchildren, Darren, Braden and Kamryn Cieply and Logan and Connley Halloran; sister, Janice (Thomas Ridenour) Blosser and sister-in-law, Shirley and Marcella Yager. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents, first wife, Virginia and brothers, Mac and Ivan Yager.
Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Rd. on Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 2 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church where the family will receive visitors beginning at 10 a.m. Rev. Albert Ceranowski and Pastor Garry Yarbrough will be officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens in Waterville, OH, with full military honors provided by the Northwood VFW Post 2984.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, All Saints Catholic Church, South Liberty United Methodist Church or to the Donor's choice.
To leave a special message for Dick's family, please visit www.sujkowskirossford.com.
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