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Richard A. “Rick” Hagloch, 81, of Delaware and formerly of Dover, Ohio, passed away Tuesday evening (May 3, 2011) at Grady Memorial Hospital following a two month illness.

He was born on June 6, 1929 in Dover to the late Henry C. and Charlotte (Pfeiffer) Hagloch. A graduate of Dover High School in 1947, he served in the U.S. Army for a two year term. He worked as foreman with Union Camp Chemical Company for 23 years, retiring in 1990. Richard moved to Delaware in 1992 and was a former member of the St. Pauls Ruslin Hills Church of Christ in Dover. Along with his wife, he also served as a Meals on Wheels driver in Delaware. A man of “lists, he enjoyed reading books of history and gardening, or as he expressed “it, scratching in the dirt. Rick also authored the book “Growing Up In Dover”about the place he always called home. He will be remembered for his love of family, especially his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Norma (Ickes); daughter, Janet (Tim) Cain of Ashley; sons, Paul and Mark Hagloch of Dover and Chuck (Tammy) Smitley of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; grandsons, Louey and Dominick Hagloch of New Philadelphia and Kyle and Nathan Cain of Ashley; great-grandchildren, Kayleigh, Connor and Cam; and brother, Clifford (Norma) Hagloch of Dover.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Cindy and five brothers and six sisters.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware, and from 11 a.m. to– 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home in Dover. Graveside services will immediately follow at the Dover Burial Park with military honors.

Memorial contributions can be made to HomeReach Hospice, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.

Condolences may be expressed at snyderfuneralhomes.com.

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