American Veteran 09

Richard Glen Robinette

March 27, 1925 ~ September 25, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Richard Robinette Obituary

Richard Glen Robinette, 98, of Findlay, passed away at 7:40 am on Monday, September 25, 2023, at The Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay. He was born March 27, 1925, in Big Spring Township, Seneca County, Ohio to the late Frank and Florence Miriam (Schubert) Robinette.


On June 29, 1946, he married Reva Joyce McKee, and they enjoyed 48 years together before her passing on September 29, 1993. He then married Dorothy M. Gearing on December 30, 1995, and they were divorced. Richard was preceded in death  by a sister, Frances Schalk in 2001, and a grandson, Jeff David Loose in 2019.


 Dick is survived by his children, Arden L. (Kim) Robinette of Hancock County, Ohio; Joyce (George) Fruth and Denise (Larry) Whiteleather, both of Findlay; and Barbara (Terry) Loose of Clyde, Ohio; six grandchildren, Tiffany (Brian) Saloum, Eric Fruth, Karen Loose, Erin Whiteleather, Allison (Rob) Talpas and Paul Robinette; and two great grandchildren, Carter Talpas and Ava Talpas.


He was a graduate of Vanlue High School and served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II from October 30, 1943 to May 13, 1946. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Findlay since 1946 and served on the church council. He was also a  Charter Member of the Men’s Garden Club.  


Richard was a life member of DAV, AMVETS, Purple Heart,  was named Hancock Veteran of the Year for 2005, and a member of  the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad. He served in WWII aboard the U.S.S. Claxton DD571 and the U.S.S. Eberle DD430. He was  a Kamikaze Survivor, and received the Purple Heart and Victory Medal. 


 Dick was a carpenter by trade and worked for Jack Alesch Construction for 17 years, and then 15 years at Marathon Oil Company before retiring in 1985.


Visitation for family and friends will be from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2023 at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, 500 Lima Avenue, Findlay, Ohio 45840. The funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 29, 2023  at Trinity Lutheran Church, 935 West Bigelow Avenue, Findlay, Ohio. Pastor Will Stenke will officiate with burial to follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, 127 North Vance Street, Carey, Ohio 43316. Full military rites will be presented at the grave site by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.


In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dick’s name are suggested Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 935 West Bigelow Avenue, Findlay or to the Hancock Veterans Memorial Squad, ℅ Ralph D. Cole Post 3 American Legion, 120 West Front Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840.


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September 28, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home
500 Lima Ave.
Findlay, OH 45840

Funeral Service
September 29, 2023

10:00 AM
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
935 West Bigelow Avenue
Findlay, OH 45840


Trinity Lutheran Church
935 W. Bigelow Ave., Findlay OH 45840

Hancock Veterans Memorial Squad
120 West Front Street, Findlay OH 45840


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