Richard Allen Karth, 78, of Ashland, passed away early Monday morning, December 24, 2018 at Crystal Care Center in Ashland.
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He was born in Ashland on March 14, 1940 the son of George I. and Evelyn L. (Wittman) Karth. He was a graduate of Ashland High School, class of 1958, and had been a resident of Ashland his entire lifetime. As a young man Richard loved to coon hunt with his grandpa Wittman. He also loved to go to the movies.
He had been employed at the A.L. Garber Company in the maintenance department for 44 years.
He attended the Grace Brethren Church in Ashland.
He is survived by his siblings, Thomas S. (Wendy) Karth of Centerville, OH; P. Kay, who was his caregiver (Kenneth) Oxenrider, Carol Filak, Sharon Ramsier all of Ashland, and three nieces and six nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Larry E. Karth, and a sister, Linda L. Yenni, grandparents, Fred and Emma Wittman and Grover and Josephine Karth.
Funeral services will be held Saturday December 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Earlenbaugh officiating. Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the services, 10:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m., at the funeral home. Richard was an avid fan of Ashland High School athletics for many years, following game schedules and season records. Memorial contributions may be made, in his memory, to the Ashland High School Athletic Department c/o Ashland City School District, 1407 Claremont Ave. Ashland, Ohio 44805.
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