Floyd "Newt" Rothacher

April 5, 1940 - March 4, 2018
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Floyd Eugene “Newt” Rothacher, 77, of Dennison, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Arthur H. Rothacher and Helen M. (Ackerman) Patterson, Floyd was born April 5, 1940 at New Philadelphia, Ohio.

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Floyd Eugene “Newt” Rothacher, 77, of Dennison, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Arthur H. Rothacher and Helen M. (Ackerman) Patterson, Floyd was born April 5, 1940 at New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Floyd was retired from Republic Steel at Massillon where he worked for 38 years. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and Browns as well as The Ohio State Buckeyes and he enjoyed fishing during his younger years.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Riker) Rothacher whom he married on September 10, 1991; his children, Vicki Snyder of New Philadelphia, Richard Rothacher of Colorado and Stacey (Dale) Engstrom of Strasburg; his grandchildren, Amanda Seals, Josh (Christy) Fagan, Eric (Anika) Engstrom, Ryan Engstrom, Trevor Engstrom and Zoey Engstrom; his brothers, Gary (Jeanne) Rothacher, Kenneth (Arlene) Rothacher and Terry (Cindy) Rothacher; his sisters-in-law, Betty Huffman and Karen (Steven) Gloeckner; his brothers-in-law, David (Carol) Riker and Fred (Linda) Riker; the family cat, Annie; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ernest W. and Betty Riker and three brothers-in-law, Jay Huffman, Ernest E. Riker and Robert E. Riker.

In keeping with Floyd’s wishes, cremation will take place through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. The family will host a memorial service celebrating Floyd’s life on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM in Dover Bible Church.

Contributions may be made in Floyd’s memory to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or to Dover Bible Church, 4173 Minard Road NW, Dover, OH 44622.

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Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Dover Bible Church

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4173 Minard Road NW, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Dover Bible Church

4173 Minard Road NW
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Born: April 5, 1940
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Amanda S posted on 3/9/18

The kindest heart, and biggest smile belonged to you, Grandpa. Thank you for everything you did for me and bein’ the coolest Grandpa ever. I’ll pay closer attention to the stops signs when I drive, and someday visit the lightning bugs again, take the butt off of them, and put the light on my finger. I love you.

 

Susan Gakbraith posted on 3/6/18

R I P my friend. I've known him for years. I used to babysit when Vickie and Ricie were really little (48)years ago. He was one of the good guys. My prayers are fir Mary and the rest of the family

 

Laurel McAbier posted on 3/6/18

Fly high!

 

Ed Scaglione posted on 3/6/18

We are sorry to hear of Newt's passing. Please be assured of our prayers for you Mary and the family. Love, Ed & Connie Scaglione

 

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