Charles Richard Gish

Born: 03/22/1939 Passed:

Charles Richard Gish

NORTH LAWRENCE, OH – Charles Richard Gish, 78, North Lawrence, Ohio, died Friday, June 2, 2017. He was born March 22, 1939, in Wadsworth, Ohio and graduated from Rittman High School. Charles married in 1959, and in 1973, they moved to their farm in North Lawrence, Ohio. He worked for Babcock and Wilcox and retired as regional manager at age 40. After retiring, he expanded his second career of farming.

Charles enjoyed flying, farming, car restoration and wood carving and was blessed with many friends.

Surviving Charles are his wife, Peggy Gish, as well as daughter, Joan Gish; son-in-law, William Wolf; grandson Wesley Wolf; and brother David Gish.

In following with Charles’ wishes, no service is planned. It is asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be given to The Wilderness Center, P.O. Box 202, Wilmot, Ohio 44689. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family at

Heritage Cremation Society



8 Tributes to Charles Richard Gish

  1. Wayne and Donna (Bordacs) Ambrose says:

    Richard was a dear friend and classmate from the time i came to Rittman in second grade. He and Peggy were a special couple and enjoyed entertaining his classmates throughout the years. We cherish his frankness and ability to “tell it like it is”. R.I.P. dear friend.

  2. Rick & Lin Werntz says:

    We want to send our condolences to the Gish family. I don’t think any of his neighbors knew what his first name was, we always knew him by “Gish”. I remember some time ago, he and his wife Peg stopped by our place, going home from working outside somewhere, because Peg was covered with grass and weeds from using a weed whacker.And “Gish” was all sweaty. He had a sweat band on his head, and looking closer we noticed it said “Fruit of the Loom”. We talked a bit and after they left my husband and I cracked up. I guess he was recycling his worn out underwear. Smart man he was. Again, we want to say we are very sorry for the loss of your loved one.

  3. Harry Forrester says:

    The world has lost a truly great man and a dedicated husband to Peggy. Via the carving club I meet Dick and it was quite a pleasure getting to know the man. I for one will sorely miss our conversations and his wit. My he rest in peace and his family cherish all of the fond memories of the Dick. It was a privilege to call Dick a friend.

  4. The Strock family says:

    My parents and I first met Dick when I became a member of the Wilderness center woodcarvers in Wilmot, As a young inexperienced woodcarver I often went to him for advice on handling certain tasks, like knife sharpening ect. He was very instrumental in the club at getting things done, He and Peg would do more than 110% to help the club, He had the Ability to gain the attention of the club with that booming voice of his and tell it the way it was if need be. always willing to put in his $.25 cents of advice which would usually stir up a good laugh among all of us.

    Then I got my first car a 1968 VW Dune buggy and I soon learned that he had a collection of VW beetles and had the ability to work on them and he was kind enough to help me get mine running as it had sat for many years.
    He will forever be in our hearts and will be deeply missed. No words can express what a wonderful person he was we all looked up to and admired him.

  5. Gary Kosiba says:

    Just want to say goodbye to a special person I had the pleasure of knowing for a short time.

  6. Ben & Linda (Sudduth) Tittle Sanford, FL says:

    I was also a classmate in Rittman of Richard. He was always a great guy. After graduating I only went back for one reunion so never got to see him and Peggy. So sorry for all his family and friends. Prayers to all.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I was a classmate of Richard in Rittman, OH. After moving away I only went back for one reunion. I hear he had some great times with the classmates that could attend. He will be missed.
    Prayers for his wife, Peggy & all the family.
    Ben & Linda (Sudduth) Tittle

  8. The Beerys says:

    To Richard’s Family and Friends, Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God, and the many good memories, sustain you; now and also in the future.. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your families. Sincere condolences from Art Beerys, Smithville, Ohio

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