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  • Patrick D. Rohrbach, 64, of St. Marys, OH (formerly of Wapakoneta, OH) died at 7:15 p.m. Friday July 8, 2022 at JTDM Hospital in St. Marys. He was born March 29, 1958 in St. Marys, OH to Virgil and Victoria (Greve) Rohrbach. Survivors include: son Travis Rohrbach of Toledo, OH, son Shane Rohrbach of Bellefontaine, OH, granddaughter Spohia Rohrbach, sister Deb Weaks of St. Marys, OH,sister Cindy Gray of Celina, OH, sister Andrea (Michael) Eberle of St. Marys, OH and sister-in-law Deb Rohrbach of St. Marys, OH Preceded in death by: parents Virgil and Victoria Rohrbach; son Nicholas Raver; daughter Shiloh Rohrbach; brother Steve Rohrbach; brother Neil Rohrbach; brother-in-law Robert Weaks; brother-in-law Richard Gray He was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School (Class of 1976). He had been an employee of Huffy Bicycle Mfg. Co. in Celina, OH and St. Marys Foundry Co., prior to retiring from Plumbers and Pipefitters Service Technicians Union Local # 776 in Lima, OH. An avid biker, he "lived to ride" his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Always concerned for the safety of bikers, he was a charter member of ABATE of Ohio (Region 3). He also truly enjoyed spending time with his friends and being a father. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday July 15, 2022 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church 511 E. Spring in St. Marys with the Rev. Robert Muhlenkamp, celebrant. Burial will follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery, in St. Marys. Visitation will be held from 4 - 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Miller - Long & Folk Funeral Home 314 W. High Street in St. Marys. Memorial contributions may be directed to Grand Lake Hospice, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Holy Rosary Church Condolences may be expressed and memories shared with Pat's family via: www.millerfuneralhomes.net.
  • Raymond “Dale” Monce, born on January 27, 1947 of New Port Richey, Florida and Celina, Ohio passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2023 in New Port Richey, Florida.  Raymond was predeceased in death by his parents, his two sons, Ronald and Raymond, and his dog, Jake. Raymond is survived by his grandsons, Jayson, Daniel and Ronald, his brother, Tom and his sister, Arlene, nieces and nephews, his daughter-in-law, Amy, and his Miss Vicki’s on the River Family. Dale is an Army Veteran and a retired welder and member of the Plumbers, Pipefitters and Service Technicians UA Local #776, Union in Lima, Ohio. A Celebration of Life will be held for Raymond at Miss Vicki’s on the River on Monday, April 17, 2023 at 6:00.
  • James (Jim) Paul Vogt of Dover, Indiana, peacefully passed away surrounded by family on the afternoon of March 31, 2023. He was 84 years old.
    Jim, fondly known as PoPo, was born to Edward and Mildred (nee McMullen) in Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 15, 1939. He was a 1957 graduate of Elder High School, where he excelled on the gridiron for the Panthers. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving as a U.S. Army Paratrooper with Divisions of the 82nd, 101st, and 11th Airborne (Germany). Following his military service, he dedicated 37 years collectively as a proud Asbestos Workers and Pipefitters Union member.
    He was known as a free spirit with a penchant for learning languages, mainly German and Spanish, and was not shy about practicing with anyone who would listen. He was passionate about aviation and earned his private pilot's license while working full-time and raising a family. His reputation for being a skilled craftsman was unprecedented by his peers in the trades he worked in, and by the age of forty, he managed to build his first house with the help of his three sons and close friends working in various trades.
    Above all, he was a devoted husband to his childhood sweetheart, Marjory, a dedicated father, and a friend to many.
    He is survived by his wife Marjory (nee Buchert) of 60 years, and five children, Michael (Cindy), Mark (Shauna), Jimmy (Kim), Lori, Lisa (Tom), Grandfather of 12, and Great grandfather of 4.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203. A private visitation will be held at Niedhard-Minges Funeral Home, followed by a private burial at St. Joe's Cemetery.
    On April 11, 2023, the family requests you to join them in a 'Celebration of Life' event from 1pm-4pm at The Farm, 239 Anderson Ferry Road, Cincinnati, OH 45238.
  • Walter H. “Wally” Kincaid, Jr., 72, of Lima passed away at 7:38 AM on Friday, February 4, 2022 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born on April 10, 1949 in Lima, to Walter H. “Hig” Kincaid, Sr. and Rose Florence D’Amico, who both preceded him in death. On April 18, 1970, he married the love of his life, Peggy J. Clum, who survives in Lima. Wally was a pipefitter with Local Union 776 for 28 years. After which he purchased a Comfort Keepers franchise in 1999 and retired from that in June 2019 to pursue his favorite role as a son, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His hobbies included golfing, bowling, fishing, shooting pool, cooking, woodworking and entertaining everyone. He was truly a “jack of all trades”. He was a graduate of Shawnee High School, Class of 1968. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Navy during the Vietnam era. He was a member of the Westside United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 96, VFW Post 1275, Eagle’s Aerie 370, Elks Lodge 54, Moose Lodge 199, Lima Lodge 205 F&AM, the Board of Senior Citizens and was an Eagle Scout mentor. Wally was never without a smile and a quick witted ornery joke. He never met a stranger and there was never a dull moment when he was around. Surviving in addition to his loving wife of 51 years, Peggy are his daughters Angie (Gregg Burgoon) Hickman of Lima and April (Robert Lizotte) Kincaid of Marysville; his five grandchildren Jonathan (Rima) Hickman, Katie (Cory) Simmons, Jase Hickman, McKena Hickman and Robert G. Lizotte and great-grandson Caden Simmons; his brother John (Wendy) Kincaid of Cridersville; his sisters Gina (Doug) Sanners of Ft. Myers, FL and Pam (Denise Maynard (d)) Cockerell of Valparaiso, IN; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Marc A. Kincaid; son-in-law Jim Hickman; brother-in-law Jerry L. (Carol) Clum, Sr. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL, where masonic services will be held at 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 11, 2022 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL, with Pastor Dan Lee, officiating. For those unable to attend in person, the service will be live-streamed on the funeral homes Facebook page. Entombment will be in the Memorial Park Mausoleum immediately following the services at the funeral home. Military honors will be performed by active duty members of the US Navy and the VFW Post 1275 Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, St. Rita’s Hospice or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com
  • William “Bill” Ernest Darst, 86 of Lima, passed away March 1, 2022, at 8:55 am, at Otterbein Cridersville. Bill was born January 16, 1936 in Middleport, OH, to David and Clara Mae (Hamilton) Darst, who preceded him in death. He married Norma Willis Darst, who passed away. On June 27, 1992 he married Mary Ann (Kistner) Kinstle-Darst, who survives him in Lima. Bill was a 1953 graduate of Middleport High and went on to further his education at The Ohio State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1957. He started as a school teacher in Pleasantville, Ohio, taught music at Perry and later worked for Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 776; he retired in 1998. Bill was a wonderful musician. He was 1st Trumpet in The Ohio State Marching Band, 1st Chair Trumpet in the Lima Symphony Orchestra and he won many state awards playing trumpet in high school. Bill played trumpet in a popular band, Penjendrum, for 13 years back in the 70s and 80s. He enjoyed ballroom dancing for many years; that is how he met his wife, Mary Ann, whom he adored. Bill was the owner of a Dairy Queen in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, he was an avid golfer who golfed in many leagues and he loved to watch all sports, especially Ohio State and the Cleveland Browns, but never the State Up North. In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his children, Jeffrey Darst, Barbara (Greg) Moreland and Lara Darst; step-children, Rebecca (Bill) Bailey, Craig (Anna) Kinstle, Robert (Sandy) Kinstle and Linda (Tony) Raterman; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Equestrian Therapy Program or St. Rita’s Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.
  • Warren Lee Rumer, 92, passed away peacefully at his home on November 11, 2023. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Norma Jean, as well as his “kids,” Emily (Jake) Stone, Bryce (Sarah) Goodrich, Hayley (Matthew) McKirahan, Ashleigh (Justin) Klinger-DePrekel and Cory (Tuyen) Klinger.  Warren was preceded in death by his son, Christopher.  Warren was the quiet force in a home that was full of love and excitement as the children grew up. He worked for several years as a pipe fitter.  Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice. Email condolences may be directed to www.jenningsfarley.com
  • Charles Joseph "Chick" Spicer Sr. 82 of New Straitsville passed away Sunday June 27, 2021, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. He was born March 2, 1939, in Shawnee, a son of the late Frank and Marguerite (Fuchs) Spicer. Chick was a pipe fitter and member of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local Union 776 Lima, Ohio; he was a U.S. Army Veteran; he enjoyed rooting for the Cincinnati Reds and The Ohio State Buckeyes; he was a regular at the Spicer Brothers Wednesday Night Card game; he had a tremendous sense of humor and assisted Rosie with her landscaping. He is survived by his wife Rosie Mae Babbs Spicer; his children Charles J. (Kimberly) Spicer Jr., Theodore S. (Bonnie) Spicer and Diana R. (Kevin) Ackley; his brother Ellis "Jell" Spicer; grandchildren Holly Spicer, Heather (Mark) Casperson, Hannah Spicer and Brooke Ackley; great grandchildren Tenley and Savannah; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved son Timothy W. Spicer; sister Catherine Daugherty; brothers Frank "Pete", John, William "Bill", and David "Ben" Spicer. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am Friday July 2, 2021, at the New Straitsville United Methodist Church, with Pastor Lee Tabor officiating. Interment: Salem Cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Hocking County Combined Honor Guard. Following services, family and friends are invited to The Dunkle Building 104 West Railroad Street New Straitsville, to share in food and fellowship. Friends may call from 6-8 pm on Thursday July 1, 2021, at the J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home 118 W. Walnut Street, Shawnee and from 10-11am on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice, in memory of Chick. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.jehumphreyfuneralhomeshawnee.com.
  • Randy Joe Dickerson, 66 of Elliott County passed away at his home July 28th, 2021. Randy was born March 29, 1955 at Ashland, KY, the son of the late Charles E. and Emogene Howard Dickerson. He was a welder, a member of Local 776 as well as a member of Hepburn Lodge. He is survived by his loving wife, Lois Wilson Dickerson. Son, Stacey Joe Dickerson,  a brother, Earl Beecher ”Dickie” Dickerson. He is also survived by his world, Alyssa Jo. Funeral will be Sunday,  Aug. 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home. Friends may call after 6:00 PM Saturday. Hepburn Lodge will perform masonic rights at 7:00 PM Saturday.
  • Mark A. Rinehart, age 62, passed at 9:29 a.m., Friday, November 19, 2021 at St. Rita's Mercy Health. He was born April 20, 1959 in Lima, Ohio to the late Robert J. and Regina Anne (Ball) Rinehart. Mr. Rinehart was a pipefitter with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 776 of Lima and a member of the Pipefitters Union. In his younger years he enjoyed working on cars. He loved the outdoors and going camping with his family. He also helped the community while serving with the Wapakoneta Jayces for several years. He is survived by his 4 children - Bartholomew 'Bart' Rinehart of Celina; Joshua R. Rinehart of Wapakoneta; Shauna (Vince) Volpe of Columbus, Ohio; Amanda Rinehart of Wapakoneta; 5 grandchildren - Ayanna, Aaliyah, Jordan, Jacob, and Vail; a brother - Brett (Karen) Rinehart of Maple Grove, MN; 2 sisters - Beverly Duff of Celina and Bonita Rinehart. He was preceded in death by a brother - Bruce Rinehart, a brother-in-law - Karl Duff, and a sister-in-law Judy Rinehart. A gathering of friends and family will be from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Following the gathering will be a time of sharing memories and a meal at Hart Hall, 1658 W. Breese Rd Lima. Condolences may be shared at www.BayliffAndSon.com bayliffandson.com.
  • Rodney L. Hughes, age 61, passed away January 7, 2022, at 8:43 am, at the Lima Memorial Health System. Rodney was born April 24, 1960, in Lima, OH, to Thomas H. and Donna S. Hughes who preceded him in death. On February 9, 2012, he married Lisa M. Makley Hughes who survives in Lakeview.

    Rodney attended Allen East High School. He spent his career as a Pipefitter with Local #776. He belonged to the Indian Lake Moose Lodge and the Indian Lake Eagles. Rodney enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and good karaoke. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

    In addition to his wife, Rodney is survived by his children: Gregory Hughes of Lakeview, OH and Lindsey (Nicholas) Tomlinson of Tega Cay, SC, 3 grandchildren: Lorelai, Adler and Cecily, 4 siblings: Rhonda (Kent) Zimmerly of Lakeview, OH, Mark Hughes of Lima, OH, Thomas Michael (Tammy) Hughes of Lima, OH and Quintin (Carey Nichols) Hughes of Bluffton, OH.

    There will be visitation held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 2-8 pm at the CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL. Burial of cremated remains and a Celebration of Life will be held privately at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the James Cancer Research Institute, checks payable to: JR Memorial, 10928 Park Drive, Lakeview, OH 43331. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

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