Richard Dewayne STRITE

Male 1940 - 2008

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  • Born  02 Apr 1940  , Wood County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  05 Aug 2008  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Obituary:
      Richard D. Strite
      INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Richard D. Strite, 68, of Indianapolis, Ind., passed away from colon cancer on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at his home, being caredfor by his loving family.

      He was born at home on April 2, 1940 in Wood County, Ohio to Ralph and Katheryn (Ziegler) Strite. Dick graduated from Findlay Senior High School in1959. On April 10, 1965, he married Barbara Roland in Tiffin, Ohio, and she survives.

      After serving in the Navy as an aviation machinist, he attended school to become a jet mechanic. His career included working on corporate jets inColumbus, OH; Arkansas City, Kansas; retiring from Indianapolis, IN.

      Dick enjoyed gardening and landscaping, feeding and watching the birds, took annual Spring fishing trips to Tennessee with several buddies, was aloyal Colts and Pacers fan, owned a 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible, was a member to TOPS, and enjoyed playing basketball with the guys.

      He traveled to many States and Canada with his family, extended family and friends. He also cruised Alaska and the Caribbean. He was intrigued bythe Lewis and Clark Expedition, traveling part of their route.

      Dick is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, David; daughter and son-in-law, Karyn and Steve Atherton; grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Brandon, whom hedoted on, all of Indianapolis.

      Also surviving are his parents, Ralph and Katheryn (Ziegler) Strite of Findlay; sister, Carolyn Strite of Findlay; sister, Debra and brother-in-law,Jim Gordon and their sons, Malachi and Philip of Jenison, MI; several aunts and numerous cousins.

      He will be missed by everyone in his family, former co-workers, fishing buddies and special friends, Roger and Sue Collins of Indianapolis.
      Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

      Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center, Indianapolis, Ind., (317-387-7000) handled the arrangements.
      The Courier, (Findlay, OH), August 8, 2008
    Person ID  I205  Our Ancestors
    Last Modified  3 Sep 2016 

    Father  Ralph STRITE 
    Mother  Katheryn ZIEGLER 
    Family ID  F5122  Group Sheet

    Family  B.J. ROLAND 
     1. D. STRITE
     2. K. STRITE
    Last Modified  3 Sep 2016 
    Family ID  F65  Group Sheet

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    1. [S198] Newspaper, (On-line Database, GenealogyBank, NewsBank, Inc., (, The Courier (Findlay, OH), August 8, 2008 (Richard Strite).

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