Floyd Eugene “Newt” Rothacher – March 4, 2018

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 and his brothers-in-law, David (Carol) Riker and Fred (Linda) Riker.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ernie and Betty Riker; and two brothers-in-law, Jay Huffman and Ernie 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. A memorial service celebrating Floyd’s life will be held at a later date in Dover Bible Church.

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

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Second Street NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

Geib Funeral Service
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622

Geib Pet Crematory
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622