Richard Meek

September 24, 1940 - October 25, 2017
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Richard E. Meek, 77, of New Philadelphia died on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Louis Stokes VA Medical Center at Cleveland following a brief illness.

Born at Coshocton, Ohio on September 24, 1940, Rich was the oldest of 12 children born to the late Kenneth and Dorothy (Jones) Meek.

He attended school at Newcomer…

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Richard E. Meek, 77, of New Philadelphia died on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Louis Stokes VA Medical Center at Cleveland following a brief illness.

Born at Coshocton, Ohio on September 24, 1940, Rich was the oldest of 12 children born to the late Kenneth and Dorothy (Jones) Meek.

He attended school at Newcomerstown and furthered his education in the United States Army. Rich served as an Avionics Technician during Vietnam and was stationed in Da Nang during his service to our country. He later earned an Associate Degree from Cleveland Institute of Electronics and spent nearly 40 years with the Dover Chemical Corp.

Rich loved electronics and computers and was quite often the go-to guy for IT questions and help. He also held his HAM Radio license and through the years took many Photoshop Classes at Buckeye Career Center. Rich also loved spending time on Facebook and keeping up with family and friends. His gardening, woodworking and cooking skills also were admired by his family and friends.

He will be deeply missed by his children, Deborah Armstrong, Susan (Troy) Parsons all of New Philadelphia; Heather (Tom) Campbell of Minerva and Shelly (Josh) Barnhart-Clark of Scio; 10 grandchildren, Megan, Molly, and Ethan Armstrong, Troy II (Kourtney), Cory, Zachary (Keri), and Brady Parsons, Emily and Erika Campbell, and Alden Barnhart, and two great-grandchildren, Rowan and Mia Parsons.

Completing the family are his siblings, Tim (Betty) Meek, Willard “Roger” (Dagnia) Meek, Rose Kloha, Mel (Russ) Murphy, Pam (Melvin) Reardon, and Robbie (Ruth) Meek as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Rich is preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Meek; and siblings, Roland “Ronnie” Meek, Jeffery Meek, Marlene Meredith, and two infant brothers.

The family will greet guests on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 1-4 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A service celebrating Rich’s life will be led by Pastor Jason Snyder on Monday in the funeral home’s chapel at 10 AM. Burial, with military honors, will follow in the Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia. A meal and fellowship will follow the services in the Geib Family Center, adjacent to the funeral home.

The family requests memorial contributions in Rich’s name be directed to St. Jude Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105 or to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250-0301

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, October 30, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, October 30, 2017

Evergreen Burial Park

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Reception Information

Date: Monday, October 30, 2017

Geib Family Center

Address:

116 2nd Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

Donation Information

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

PO Box 2151
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38101
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Disabled American Veterans

PO Box 14301
Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301

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Born: September 24, 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.

 

Tammy Kloha posted on 10/30/17

RIP Uncle Rich.

 

The Larry Shilling Family posted on 10/30/17

Our most sincere sympathies. May God give you peace that passes all understanding. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Scott Mattevi posted on 10/29/17

You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I'm so sorry for your loss.

 

Marty n Shirley Kamban posted on 10/29/17

So sorry for the loss of ur dad. You had wonderful parents who raised some wonderful daughters. Our thoughts n prayers r wth all of you.

 

Bob Carrothers posted on 10/29/17

So sorry to hear of Rich's passing. Rich was a pleasure to talk with when visiting Dover Chemical. He was a true gentleman, conscientious, and a man of his word. I will miss your comments and messages on my Facebook page. My thoughts and prayers for the family. RIP Rich...

 

Gene Poland KB8RAK posted on 10/27/17

You all have my deepest sympathy . Rich will be missed !

 

Jim Allen posted on 10/27/17

The Meeks family my thoughts, prayers, and sympathy to all of you for your loss. Rich was a friend and work acquaintance for several years. So sorry for your loss.

 

Tracy Barcus-Rainey posted on 10/27/17

Troy, Susan, Little Troy, Kourtney, Cory, Zach, Keri, Brady, Shelly & Families, I am so very sorry for your loss. He was such a kind man. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Hugs and Love to you all,

 

Bud & Ruth Mattevi posted on 10/27/17

Susan, Troy & family, Our sympathy & prayers. Keep all of the happy memories in your minds & hearts to help you through the days ahead.

 

Valeria Lawrence-Meek posted on 10/26/17

Rich will be missed by many but especially by his daughters an familys......may God keep you all in his arms during this time of sorrow......R.I.P. Rish.....

 

Misty bering posted on 10/26/17

R.i.p uncle Rich you will be missed

 

ROB-&-ruth-meek posted on 10/26/17

REST-IN-PEACE-BROTHER-I-WILL-MISS-YOU-LOVE-ROB

 

Stacy clum bering posted on 10/26/17

RIP UNCLE RICH

 

Dan Leone posted on 10/26/17

Troy, Susan,Heather and family. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time.

 

Karen Stahl posted on 10/26/17

I am so very very sorry for your loss ! Rich was a good man ! Thoughts and prayers to all!

 

Don&Marjorie Carr posted on 10/26/17

So sorry!

 

Susan Addy posted on 10/26/17

My Deepest Condolences Wishing you peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. What a blessing to know such a nice man.

 

Beth Cardani posted on 10/26/17

Susan & family. I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. My thoughts & prayers are with you @ this sorrowful time.??

 

Russ and Mel Murphy posted on 10/26/17

You Will Be Greatly Missed Big Brother'''' Love You Always, and Never Forgotten''''

 

Crystal Hickman posted on 10/26/17

I never really got to know you dear uncle but enjoyed conversing thru fb from time to time, love you always?

 

Crystal Hickman posted on 10/26/17

R.I.P. uncle Rich you will be missed love you

 

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