Richard “Dick” Whitemyer age 94, passed away on April 6, 2021. Richard was born on November 24, 1926 in Canton, Ohio. He graduated from McKinley High School, the class of 1944 and was an avid fan of the McKinley Bulldogs. He honorably served his country in the US Navy during World War II, starting three generations of Navy service with his son and grandson following in his path. “Whit” started his lifelong love of printing by purchasing Feldbush Printing in Canton and starting Whit’s Printing in his home in Louisville. Later he purchased the Seibert Printing Company in Dover, where he became the top color printer in Tuscarawas County with his son, Rick. During the mid-70’s, Dick and his son built the Cutty Sark Restaurant in New Philadelphia. He enjoyed following the Browns, Ohio State, and the Indians.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Bernice (Colvin) Whitemyer; sister, Gloria Kerr; brother, Donald Whitemyer; former wife, Lois Whitemyer and infant son, Gregory Whitemyer.
Richard is survived by his wife, JeanAnn Whitemyer; brother, Terry “Butch” (Carole) Whitemyer of Dover; his three children, Richard Jr. (Barb) Whitemyer of Utah, Barbara (Tom) Grunder of East Canton, and Joan (David Gambone) Whitemyer of Canton; stepchildren; George (Michele) Breehl of Texas; Jennifer (Duane) Little of Montana; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home at 303 S. Chapel Street, Louisville. Dick’s family will receive visitors Saturday, April 10th from 10-11a.m. with funeral service starting at 11a.m., officiated by Pastor Terry Wilcox. Interment will immediately follow at Union Cemetery. Those attending the services are asked to please wear a proper protective mask and practice safe distancing requirements. The family extends a special thanks to Community Hospice, for your caring support and compassion. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663, or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4120 Cleveland Ave., NW, Canton, Ohio 44709. Condolences and special memories may be shared with the family online at www.paqueletfalk.com
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I’ll always be proud of being your sister-in-law ! You have ended your journey. I have many memories that I will always cherish. RIP Dick.. Judy Colding
Richard, I so loved the Summers when you brought Grandama… you and Aunt Jean Ann stayed with me while Grandma stayed at Mom’s…. You would surprise me and Aunt Jean Ann with Krispy Kreme donuts on the weekend! Or sometimes Pizza…. Plus I had free dog sitting service while I traveled for work. You will be missed. Rest in Peace..
JeanAnn and family,
Sorry for your loss. Our condolances.
We will always remember our neighbor (Dick) across the street. So many fun talks and discussions you. Jean Ann and I have had. You will always be in our hearts. Blaine and Jan Shively
To Joan and Rich. Long remember those days and nights at R.W. Whitemyer Printing in Dover as well as the good times at the Cutty Sark. So sorry to hear of your father’s passing, but he lived a good long life. Thoughts are with you.
Thanks Mark. I appreciate the message. Brings back many good memories of the time we spent together.
Dick, you made my friend JeanAnn a very happy lady. Thank you
So, sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Condolences to the family and friends.
Hi Denny! Appreciate the thoughtfulness. Nice hearing from you. Hope all is well with you.