NAPLES, Fla. — Richard E. “Dick” Gintert, 91, former resident of Palmyra Township, handed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in Naples, Fla.
He was born Feb. 28, 1931, to Teletha and John Gintert. He grew up on their household farm in Braceville. He shared many tales of milking cows and life on the farm however there have been additionally reminiscences of taking part in baseball along with his three older brothers and all his Gintert cousins. Dick was a left-handed pitcher with good velocity however, as he would let you know, not all the time the perfect management. Consequently, some opponents, together with kin, skilled damaged noses. Dick graduated from Braceville Excessive College and signed a Class A contract with the Chicago Cubs. That profession was minimize quick by the Korean Conflict.
He met Ruth Sampson, who he described as “the prettiest lady he ever noticed,” and earlier than he left for coaching, they have been married Oct. 6, 1951.
After his service, Dick and Ruth settled in Palmyra and he educated to grow to be a carpenter. He labored for over 40 years as a business carpenter with P / L / Frank, Ver-Dick Builders and Mike Coates Building corporations.
Dick cherished to hunt, fish and camp. He would invite mates and kin to hitch him in native adventures in addition to journeys to Canada, Alaska, the Western U.S. and Florida. Dick additionally cherished to sing. He was a member of the Stephen Foster Barbershop Refrain for a few years. He served as president and was named Barbershopper of the Yr.
Dick and Ruth raised Christmas bushes on their property and operated a Christmas store for a lot of years.
Dick and Ruth loved 68 years of marriage earlier than her passing in 2020. He missed her day by day.
Dick was additionally preceded in demise by his dad and mom; and his brothers, Edward, Robert and John Jr.
He’s survived by his daughter, Sharon (John) Diehl of Farmdale; son, Richard Mark (Lana) Gintert of Naples, Fla.; his sister, Betty Shaulis of Newton Falls; grandchildren, Kyle (Shannon) Gintert, Kara (Erik) Schulte, Christopher (Allison) Diehl and Michael (Valerie) Diehl; and great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Eleanor and Samuel Diehl, Olivia Diehl, Vivian and Makena Gintert and Duke and Max Schulte.
A memorial service for Ruth and Dick will likely be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, within the chapel of the Palmyra Township Cemetery, 9157 Tallmadge Highway, Diamond, Ohio.
Memorial contributions, in reminiscence of Dick Gintert, could also be made to Future Fisherman Basis, 5998 N. Nice View Highway, Ponca Metropolis, OK 74601.