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Richard M. Gooch

Posted By Scott Hanes On November 5, 2020 @ 1:45 pm In Obituaries | 1 Comment

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Richard M. Gooch, 86, of Ottawa, IL passed away on November 4, 2020 at Pleasant View in Ottawa, IL.  He was born on September 25, 1934 in Fremont, OH to Ruben and Gazella (Fitzgerald) Gooch.

Dick was the Librarian for many years at Reddick Library in Ottawa, IL until he retired.  He enjoyed reading, watching sports, participating in his family’s football pool and spending time with loved ones.

Dick is survived by his cousin, Mary Morello and her family.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Paul Gooch

A private burial will take place at Greenlawn Memory Gardens in Clyde, OH.

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#1 Condolence By Leslie Poldek On November 8, 2020 @ 3:50 pm

In 1987, I met Richard at the Illinois State Library’s Starved Rock Library System in Ottawa, Illinois. One of his duties was educating and informing librarians about the Illinois State Library’s requirements. When consolidations of the systems took place, Richard transferred to the Prairie Library System in Shorewood, Illinois, from which he retired. I am thankful that I had met Richard for he molded many Library Directors into fine librarians. Rest In Peace. My condolences to his family.
Leslie Poldek/Retired Streator Public Library Director.

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