Richard A. "Dick" McCoy

September 3, 1942 - June 27, 2022
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Richard A. “Dick” McCoy, 79, of New Philadelphia, passed away Monday, June 27, 2022 in his home while surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Massillon, he was the son of the late Robert A. and Betty M. (Pittis) McCoy and a 1960 graduate of the former Dennison High School at Dennison. Dick was an honorably disc…

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Richard A. “Dick” McCoy, 79, of New Philadelphia, passed away Monday, June 27, 2022 in his home while surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Massillon, he was the son of the late Robert A. and Betty M. (Pittis) McCoy and a 1960 graduate of the former Dennison High School at Dennison. Dick was an honorably discharged veteran having served with the United States Air Force during Vietnam and had retired from Howden-Buffalo Manufacturing at New Philadelphia where he worked as a Quality Control Supervisor.

A man of faith, Dick was an active member of the Church of Christ at New Philadelphia and enjoyed watching all types of sports. Most of all, he loved watching and supporting his grandchildren in their sporting activities and their other various endeavors.

On August 1, 1964, Dick married his wife, Sandra E. “Sandy” (Franks) McCoy and together they shared over 57 years of marriage before his passing. Also surviving are his three daughters, Tennie R. (Thomas) Masterson of Alamosa, Colorado, Tammie R. (Matthew) Townley of Lancaster and Tracie R. (Michael) Murphy of New Philadelphia; ten grandchildren, Andrew (Amanda) Masterson, Kyle (Lauren) Masterson, Zachary Masterson, Jordan Townley, Austin Townley, Abigail Townley, Mathew Murphy, Nathan Murphy, Michael William Murphy and Jacob Murphy; four great grandchildren, Jeremy, Jasmine, Serenity and Maverick Masterson and was eagerly awaiting the birth of his fifth great-grandchild, a great granddaughter, Gentry Masterson. He is also survived by his brother, Thomas (Pat) Wells of Dover.

In addition to his parents, a brother Russell McCoy, also preceded him in death.

Visitation will be Friday, July 1, 2022 from 4 to 6 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home at New Philadelphia. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 2, at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel with his grandson, Andrew Masterson and Dean Miller officiating. Burial will be in Ridgecrest Memory Gardens at Dover where the New Philadelphia VFW will provide Military Honors.

The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society, 525 North Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio 44406.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, July 1, 2022

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 6:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Saturday, July 2, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, July 1, 2022

Ridgecrest Memory Gardens

Address:

1926 Saltwell Rd. NW
Dover, OH 44622

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American Cancer Society

525 N. Broad Street
Canfield, Ohio 44406
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Born: September 3, 1942
Died: June 27, 2022

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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.

 

Kyle Wells posted on 7/2/22

Sandy, Tinnie, Tammie, and Tracy, I am so sorry and saddened to hear of Uncle Dick’s passing. I wish you all the most comfort possible. Please forgive my absence at the proceedings as my mobility is in question right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Most sincerely, Kyle

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 7/2/22

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Richard A. McCoy, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Air Force Veteran, Richard A. McCoy, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

 

Paula Gill posted on 7/1/22

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We know Dick is in the arms of our Lord but the loss here on earth will be deeply felt.

 

Bob Von Kaenel posted on 7/1/22

I always enjoyed conversations with Dick. He was definitely proud of everyone in his family. You could see the pride in him when he spoke about his children and grandchildren and their accomplishments. I enjoyed his company and loved talking with him. He was a family man, and a very kind soul. Prayers to your family. Bob Von Kaenel

 

Anna Rogers-Yoder posted on 7/1/22

I enjoyed when Dick taught Bible class. He was a kind man. He will missed by many.

 

Greg Wells posted on 6/30/22

I always enjoyed Uncle Dick’s sense of humor and that smile! I will have to agree with my sister though, during our dad’s surgery he was absolutely selfless! I don’t think we’ll ever forget that. I always enjoyed when the families would get together and Dick never missed a chance to goof me! My prayers are with you all! But after watching the video it looks like you’re blessed with wonderful memories.

 

Chris Costanza posted on 6/30/22

I have nothing, but great memories of Dick. I remember the times that he went fishing every Tuesday night with me, my dad Dewey, and my Grandpa Dewey. He was such a great support as I played sports in High School. I could always hear him and my dad rooting me on from the stands. What an amazing guy that left an impact on my life. He will be missed.

 

Dewey Costanza posted on 6/30/22

So sorry for your loss. Dick was a GREAT friend during the time he worked for my dad at Buckeye Franklin and going to my son Chris's basket games and track meets . That was a good time !!!

 

Norman & Shari Burrier posted on 6/30/22

Uncle Dick always gave the best advice. And he gave it with love and compassion. When my Dad had his heart surgery, I will never forget how Dick sat with us at the hospital and supported each and every one of us kids. He always made himself available. He was kind and selfless. I pray for your comfort Aunt Sandy, Tennie, Tammy, & Tracie and your families. You are very much in our thoughts. Love Always

 

John Capozella posted on 6/30/22

I worked with Dick at Joy mfg for over 25 years. We had some great times playing softball and our jass games over our lunch. We lost touch in recent years but I enjoyed the time we had together. RIP Dick

 

Marissa posted on 6/30/22

Our sympathies to the family. I knew him when he lived in Zoarville. I remember his kindness. Prayers of strength and healing for the family. Finishing Touch Flooring, The Handrich family

 

Toni Hillyer posted on 6/29/22

My deepest sympathy to Dick's family. As a 12 year old we use to play baseball on the corner of Spring and 4th. street in Dennison. RIP Dick. Toni 'Green' Hillyer

 

Kassey Mathews posted on 6/29/22

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

PAT KAUFFMAN posted on 6/29/22

Sandy and family, I am sending prayers and sympathy to you and your family. Dick and Barry were good friends when they were both in the Air Force. I am so sorry that you are going through this. Love to you and your family.

 

Brenda neading posted on 6/29/22

So many great childhood memories with all of you. I still share jokes uncle Dick told me as a child, then time slips away, families change, BUT I enjoyed this winter watching and listening to our dads at the basketball games. Love you all, prayers and hugs to each of you

 

Ron kohl posted on 6/29/22

Dick was always a first class man , great worker, fantastic supervisor and loved his family dearly. I always enjoyed being around Dick. He was respected by everyone who knew him.

 

Darlene Ren posted on 6/29/22

We sure are gonna miss ya Grandpa 922 ! RIP Lv Ya

 

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