Oliver Richard "Dick" Mallernee

January 20, 1925 - March 19, 2019
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Oliver Richard “Dick” Mallernee, 94, of Dover passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019, following a period of declining health.

Born January 20, 1925 in Freeport, Ohio, he was the son of the late Oliver Franklin and Myrtle Irene Mallernee and was a 1943 graduate of Freeport High School. Following his graduation, Dick…

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Oliver Richard “Dick” Mallernee, 94, of Dover passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019, following a period of declining health.

Born January 20, 1925 in Freeport, Ohio, he was the son of the late Oliver Franklin and Myrtle Irene Mallernee and was a 1943 graduate of Freeport High School. Following his graduation, Dick began active service with the United States Marine Corps at Paris Island, SC and following his recruit training, he was transferred to Camp Lejeune, NC. On January 12, 1944, he was bussed to Norfolk, VA where he boarded a troop ship, the S.S. Extavia, which took him south through the Panama Canal and into the Pacific theatre of war.

Dick landed at New Caledonia and from there traveled north to join his outfit on the small island of Vella La Vella in the Solomons. Following his time there, Dick was then shipped back to Guadalcanal which was being used as a staging area when President Roosevelt passed away and Harry S. Truman became President and Commander-in-Chief. Dick was then sent to Tinian Island to join with the 17th AAA Battalion that was assigned to protect the B-29 base on the island. The two atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan from this Tinian base which brought an end to WWII in the Pacific theatre. Dick returned to California in November and discharged from Great Lakes on December 10, 1945.

After his discharge from the Marines, Dick returned home to Freeport and started attending Ohio University in 1946. In 1948, while in school, he married the love of his life, the former Patricia J. Bair who was also from Freeport and this past August 18, 2018, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. In 1950, Dick graduated from Ohio University and began his career as an educator working for several different school systems in Ohio which included Murry City Schools, Marlboro High School, Dover High School, Perry High School and Ridgeland High School in South Carolina.

Dick also sold real estate for Funk Reality of New Philadelphia and was owner of Mallernee Reality of Dover until 2000. He also possessed a passion for painting and over the years became quite an accomplished artist.

In addition to his wife, Dick is survived by three sons, Richard D., David L., and Gregory P. Mallernee, all of Dover; his daughter, Tricia R. (Anthony) Mascotti, of Stone Creek; grandchildren, Matthew Mallernee, Nick (Melissa) Mallernee, Jessica (Jeff) Harmon, Kaitlyn Mallernee, Mike (Heidi) Pershing, Curt Hill and Christian Canfield; and great grandchildren, Camryn, Bradyn and Lucy Mallernee, Ryker and Remi Harmon and Rilee and Victoria Pershing.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by five brothers, Gail, Earl, Denny, William and Robert Mallernee; and a sister, Thelma Floyd.

The family will receive friends for an informal “Time of Remembering” on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 1 to 2 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover and a reception will follow in the Hospitality Room at the funeral home.

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 2:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

“Time of Remembering”


Reception Information

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

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Born: January 20, 1925
Died: March 19, 2019

Condolences for Oliver Richard “Dick” Mallernee

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.

 

Jane (Ayers) Gingrich posted on 4/11/19

Dana, Dave, Greg and family, My condolences to all of you in the loss of your father.

 

Gerry Tinor posted on 4/9/19

Dana- My sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort in many happy memories. Sincerely- Gerry Tinor

 

Margaret Ann Scherer Brunner posted on 4/7/19

To Mr Mallernee’s family. You have my deepest sympathy. He was one of my favorites. I know you will have many great memories to keep and to share. Margaret Ann Scherer Brunner

 

ROBIN RANDOLPH and BRAD WALDENMYER posted on 4/5/19

Know that your family will be in our prayers. And may good memories comfort you during your time of mourning. Sincerely, Brad Waldenmyer and Robin Randolph

 

Eileen and David Johnson posted on 4/5/19

Dear Mallernee Family, We got to know your parents when we purchased our current home over 35 years ago. What a lovely couple! We always enjoyed running into them around town so we could reminisce. We send our heartfelt sympathy to you all...Eileen and David Johnson

 

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