Richard Dean Garabrandt

January 19, 1933 - April 22, 2021
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Richard Dean Garabrandt, 88, of Dover and formerly of New Philadelphia, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 in The Inn at Northwood Village at Dover following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Thomas H. and Eliza Jane (Medley) Garabrandt, Richard was born January 19, 1933 at New Philadelphia, Ohio.

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Richard Dean Garabrandt, 88, of Dover and formerly of New Philadelphia, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 in The Inn at Northwood Village at Dover following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Thomas H. and Eliza Jane (Medley) Garabrandt, Richard was born January 19, 1933 at New Philadelphia, Ohio.

On June 6, 1950, he enlisted with the United States Navy and honorably served his country during the Korean War. Richard received his honorable discharge on December 19, 1953.

On May 19, 1956, Richard married the love of his life, the former Dixie Murphy, and they raised one son. The couple shared 55 years of marriage prior to Dixie’s passing on October 30, 2011.

Richard retired from Union Camp at Dover where he worked for 30 years. Following his retirement he was employed part-time at Walmart in New Philadelphia. Richard was a former member of the New Philadelphia V.F.W. Post #1445 and also formerly attended NewPointe Community Church at Dover. He was an airplane enthusiast and he enjoyed spending time at Harry Clever Airport at New Philadelphia. Richard was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter #1077.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Jody (Devine) Garabrandt of Tuscarawas: his granddaughters, Tamra (Brian) Wells of New Philadelphia and Amanda (Tyson) Croniser of Midvale; his great-grandchildren, Aubrie and Katelyn Wells and Liam and Sophia Croniser and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Richard was preceded in death by numerous siblings.

In keeping with Richard’s wishes, services will be private and cremation will take place through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia.

Contributions may be made in Richard’s memory to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Born: January 19, 1933
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Terry Henry posted on 4/27/21

With deepest sympathy fot your loss. Terry Henry EAA Chapter 1077

 

Tom and Pat Wilt posted on 4/24/21

We both had the pleasure of working with Gabby at Union Camp. He was always cheerful and willing to help whomever needed it. We are so sorry for your loss. We are sure he and Dixie had a grand reunion.

 

Elaine and Tom Margo posted on 4/24/21

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God comfort you.

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 4/24/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Richard Dean Garabrandt, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, Richard Dean Garabrandt, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Darla Carlisle posted on 4/23/21

Mark and Jody, I am so sorry to hear of Gabby’s passing. He was a sweetheart. During the time I knew him, his happy, smiling face brightened my days, every day. I will forever cherish my memories of him. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

 

Paula Yarnell posted on 4/23/21

So sorry for your loss! Thinking of all of you and sending my deepest sympathy! Paula Yarnell

 

Mary Sue Chenevey posted on 4/23/21

Mark & Family I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was one of a kind, although I have not seen him for Quite a long time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 

Bob Schilling posted on 4/23/21

You have my deepest sympathy, Mark. Dick was a good friend. I wish I could have talked to him before he passed. Bob Schilling Worked with him Harchem.

 

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