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Richard F. Fitch
Richard F. FitchFlagRichard Floyd Fitch, age 78 of Richwood, died Thursday afternoon June 24, 2010 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born November 24, 1931 in New Boston to the late Joseph Franklin and Jessie (Rife) Fitch.

On April 8, 1952 he married the former Faye Salley in Rushville, Indiana and she survives.

He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict serving with 196th Field Artillery Unit.  He was a machine operator at the Hercules Box Company in Columbus for 30 years and owned a gas station in Magnetic Springs for 20 years.  He had worked as a security guard at the Honda East Liberty plant for 18 years.  He was a member of Richwood Church of Christ.  Richard was a big NASCAR fan, especially of the Ford drivers.  He enjoyed squirrel and rabbit hunting when he was able.  A huge North Union Wildcats fan, he loved watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Rick (Mary) Fitch, Richwood; Rod (Becky) Fitch, Magnetic Springs; Randy (Anna) Fitch, Richwood a daughter, Rhonda (John) King, Richwood; a brother, John (Joan) Fitch, Florida; and a sister, Sherry Sartin, Cincinnati; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Mona Mortiz.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 3:00 PM in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Matt Craig officiating.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service.  Military honors will be provided by the Richwood Area Veterans.  A private family graveside will take place at Claibourne Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to Loving Care Hospice, P. O. Box 613, Marysville, OH  43040 or American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Ave, Columbus, OH  43215 (www.cancer.org).

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

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Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 9:31 PM


#2 from: John and Joan Fitch
Inverness, FL
Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 11:22 AM

Our prayers and thoughts are forever with you and your family.  

John and Joan Fitch
Marge and Dotty

#3 from: Rebecca George
Out of town
Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 2:51 PM

Faye and family,
   I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather.  
   Faye,my family and I appreciated your help so much when my mother, Olidel Blue, was ill in the 90s.  
   Becky George

#4 from: Harry (Jim) and Karen Clevenger
Las Vegas, NV
Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 10:03 PM

What a good friend, loving husband and a caring family man Richard was. We are so thankful for the fun we had together.

God Bless,
The Clevengers

#5 from: Jeff & LIz Lowe
Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 6:23 AM

Grandma Fitch,
 I know what a loss of Grandpa Fitch will mean to you all. Our prayers & thoughts are with each one of you. I can remember him watching Brei baseball games with such joy. I know he will be missed.

#6 from: Gina Carey Greig
St. Louis,MO
Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 11:39 PM

Dear Rhonda,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

#7 from: Lynne Ledley
Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Fay, I am so sorry that I wasn't able to come yesterday to calling hours.  You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers during Richard's illness and with his passing.  We know he's in a better place and no more suffering.  I know you miss him but you have your family and your church family to help you thru this difficult time.

He will be with us in spirit when we hit the road for NU Football Friday Night games!

#8 from: Friend
Marysville, Ohio
Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 2:17 PM

Rod, Randy, and Josh,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  I am truly sorry for your loss.  

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