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Richard J. ‘Dick’ DiPaolo

December 12, 2012
The Herald-Star

DIPAOLO, Richard J. "Dick" Sr., age 77, of Worthington, OH, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.

He was born in Steubenville, OH, on Nov. 28, 1935, to the late John and Ellen (nee Dugan) DiPaolo.

He graduated from Catholic Central High School in Steubenville in 1953 and served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

He went on to earn his degree from Steubenville University, where he was a member of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity and later assisted in reopening the chapter at OSU.

He retired as vice president of First Investors after 30 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed sports and coached his children's football and baseball teams.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Jean DiPaolo; and brother, Harry Meagher.

He is survived by his wife, Valencia DiPaolo; children, Theresa, Lisa, Gina, Rich (Jessica), and Maggie DiPaolo; grandchildren, Rick, Anthony, Molly, Danielle, Cassandra, Michael, and Nick; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Melody; brother, Ron Meagher; sister, Cheryl Meagher; and nieces and nephews.

Dick will be remembered as an honest, hardworking, and fun loving family man who loved to tell stories and make you laugh.

Friends may call on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at the Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., where the funeral service will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at 10 a.m. Celebrant Mark Dettmer officiating.

Interment will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Pataskala, OH.

Contributions in Dick's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd, Dublin, OH 43016.

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