Richard Wayne Root, 80, of Fremont, OH passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Valley View Healthcare Center surrounded by his family. He was born on February 19, 1935 in Fremont, the son of Wayne and Grace (Brugger) Root. He was a 1954 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.
Richard served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was called to Active Duty from October 1961 to August, 1962 and was awarded the Sharpshooter Badge (Carbine). He was a Truck Driver at Chemi-Trol Company for thirty years and retired in 1997. He also worked at the family business, Root’s Poultry, prior to Chemi-Trol.
Richard was a member of the VFW, Eagles and former member of the American Legion and Moose Club. He enjoyed bowling, camping and was an avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State fan. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his animals and loved traveling by car.
Richard is survived by his wife, Mary (Garcia) Root, Fremont, OH; children, Karen (Sherry) Root, Donald (Laura) Root and Lisa (Bill) Black, all of Fremont, OH; siblings, Elizabeth (Ervin) Damschroder, Gibsonburg, OH, Lester Root, Fremont, OH, Judith (Albert “Butch”) Cravens, Clyde, OH; grandchildren, Anjuli (Andy) Kauffman, Bronlyn Black, Juliann Root; six step grandchildren; nine step great grandchildren; one step great-great grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert, David and Charles Root.
Visitation: Monday from 2 – 4 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
Service: Monday, June 1, 2015, 4:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Wisehart officiating.
Memorials: Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or Valley View Healthcare Center, 825 June St, Fremont, OH 43420.
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My sympathy to the Root family. Rich was a friend of my husband years ago, and I knew him then. May your memories of Rich comfort you in your loss and bring you peace.
Dear Root family, please accept these few words of sympathy regarding the loss of your dear loved one Richard. No matter how long our loved lived, our warm memory of what we personally cherished about them leave behind a void in our hearts that is irreplaceable, but a soothing promise at Revelation 21:3,4 reassures us that soon ”death and pain will be no more”
Sincerely C Flores
Blessings on Rich as we makes his journey from his home here to his home in the Father’s house. And blessings on his family. Paul
Dear Mary, Lisa, Karen and Don,
Thinking of you at this time, prayers and hugs to you all. Uncle Rich was a fun person to be with and will surely be missed.
Rick & Jan (Roth) Albaugh
Dear Lisa and Family,
So, sorry to hear about your Dad. There is nothing anyone can say or do that will help at this time. Just know y’all are in our thoughts and prayers.
When someone you love becomes a memory.
That memory becomes a priceless treasure.
R.I.P. Mr. Root……………
susan World Missana
My family and I send our deepest sympathy and prayers. So sorry to hear, Uncle Richard will always be remembered through fond memories of visits to Ohio.
ROBERT & DONNA VOUGHT
TO THE FAMILY OF RICHARD ROOT, WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR THE NEWS! WE GIVE OUR CONDOLENCES AND WE PRAY THAT THE LORD WILL GIVE YOU ALL PEACE AND COMFORT THROUGH THIS VERY SAD TIME! SINCERELY, ROBERT & DONNA VOUGHT.