Richard ‘Dick’ D. Barth
Richard “Dick” D. Barth, 88, of Tiffin, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015, at St. Francis Nursing Home, Tiffin.
He was born May 30, 1926, in Tiffin, to Ezra T. and Mary L.(Swinehart) Barth. He married Elaine M. Tewart Aug. 26, 1950, in Hamilton, and she survives.
Survivors include two sons, David R. (Stephanie J. Selmon) Barth of Port Clinton and Timothy A. (Cynthia S. Giesler) Barth of Tiffin; daughter, Rebecca E. (David E.) Barbee of Asheville, North Carolina; 11 grandchildren, Ryan Barth, Heidi (Jason) Clemens, Holly (Joshua) Williams, Gretchen (Daniel) Moyer, Andrew (Katie) Barbee, Stephen Barbee, Liesl (John) Huenemann, Marthe (Andrew) Hjortshoj, Eric Barth, Jennifer (Daniel) Suhay and Carolyn Barbee; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara (Darl) Weber of Kettering.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald E. Barth.
He graduated from Columbian High School and attended Heidelberg College. Dick was a World War II veteran serving in the Army Air Corps. He worked in bank management and later retired from insurance management.
Dick was very active in professional, community and church organizations throughout his life, serving as an officer, board member or volunteer of the following: Faith (formerly Ebenezer) United Methodist Church, East Ohio Conference/United Methodist Church, Ohio Bankers Association, Bank Administration Institute, Boy Scouts of America, Salvation Army, Mercy Hospital Board of Trustees, Tiffin University Board of Trustees, Metro Housing Board, Kiwanis Club of Tiffin, Kiwanis Manor Board, SCAT, Tiffin Business Boosters Club, Tiffin Community Development Corporation, FISH, Bloomville American Legion and Free & Accepted Masons.
Some of Dick’s awards and honors include: The Silver Beaver presented by the Boy Scouts of America, Hixon Award presented by the Kiwanis Club of Tiffin, Legion of Honor from the Kiwanis Club of Tiffin for over 40 years of service, Legacy Family Award presented to the Barth-Tewart Family from Heidelberg University, President of the Ohio Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, 1962 Junior Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Young Man of Bloomville and 1957 Junior Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Young Man of Tiffin.
His funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2015, at Faith United Methodist Church, 75 N. Sandusky St., Tiffin, with the Rev. Daniel Moyer officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Tiffin.
Visitation for family and friends will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, 135 N. Washington St., Tiffin. During the visitation, there will be a Masonic service at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, the Alzheimer’s Association, St. Francis Nursing Home or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.engleshookfuneralhome.com.