Richard A. Deibel – April 9, 2017

Richard A. Deibel, 64, of Strasburg, died Sunday, April 9, 2017 in Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a courageous two year battle with cancer.

A son of the late Roy and Betty (Crossland) Deibel, Rich was born September 2, 1952 at Dover, Ohio.

Rich graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1970 and was a member of the United Church of Christ.  He retired from Young Truck Sales at Canton where he worked as a mechanic.

He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting.  Rich also enjoyed leatherwork.

He is survived by his wife, Julia (Wilson) Deibel whom he married on May 16, 1992; a daughter, Jodie (Josh) Tedrick of Uhrichsville; a granddaughter, Kaylei Jane Tedrick; a brother, Paul (Mary) Deibel of New Philadelphia; a sister, Diane Deibel of Bay Village, Ohio; an uncle, Eugene (Jan) Deibel of Canton; a sister-in-law, Jeanne (Chuck) Gentry of New Philadelphia; a brother-in-law, Ronald Wilson of Dennison; nephews, Aaron (Cory) Deibel of Cleveland, Brian (Tracy) Deibel of Bay Village, Ohio, and Daniel Wilson of New Philadelphia; a niece, Samantha (Jason) Reed of Dover; great nieces, Olivia and Ella Deibel; great nephews, Gavin and Dylan Reed and Mackenzie Deibel as well as many cousins.

Rich was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Daniel and Janet Wilson and a brother-in-law, Daniel Wilson Jr.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia.  A memorial service celebrating Rich’s life will follow at 6 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Jeffrey Gerber officiating.   Following the service, a reception will be held in the Geib Family Center at New Philadelphia.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Rich by visiting the funeral home website, www.geibcares.com.

Contributions may be made in Rich’s memory to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or to the First United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 422, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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

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5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622

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