May 21, 1936 -- Aug. 9, 2012
Richard R. "Dick" Worcester, 76, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012 in Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton, Ohio.
He was born May 21, 1936 in Clarksfield, Ohio to the late Raymond and Lucille (Livermore) Worcester and was a lifelong area resident.
Dick was a 1954 graduate of Norwalk High School and was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Norwalk, Ohio. He was the founder and co-owner of Hy-Tek Truck and Auto Center, Ltd. of Norwalk, Ohio and was a former employee of Midway Inc. of Monroeville, Ohio.
Dick was a member of the Noreaster Club, Catawba Island, the Norwalk Elks Club , and the Port Clinton Moose Lodge.
He and his wife, Barb, enjoyed boating for over 50 years, and docked their boat at Fox Haven Marina on Catawba Island.
In addition to boating, Dick enjoyed fishing, gardening, and cooking.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara R. (Cook) Worcester of Norwalk, Ohio and by his daughters, Cheryl Rae Nash of Southbury, Connecticut and Deborah Joy Sommer of Charlotte, North Carolina. Dick is also survived by his grandchildren, Dana Elizabeth Sommer, Timothy Richard Nash, Lauren Christine Nash, and Chad Phillip Sommer, by his great grandson, Dillon Lee House, by his sisters, Myrtle Daniel of Tiro, Ohio, Doris (Skip) Howell of Monroeville, Ohio, Patricia Ruggles of New London, Ohio, Peggy (Lawrence) Warziniack of Wyoming, Jean (John) Bernard of Willard, Ohio, and Judy Hedeen of Findlay, Ohio, by his brothers, Ken (Peg) Worcester of Greenwich, Ohio, Bill Worcester of Willard, Ohio, Dale (Liz) Worcester of Monroeville, Ohio and Ron (Andrea) Worcester of Willard, Ohio, and by his brother in law, Chalmer (Gretchen) Cook of Cape Coral, Florida, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dick was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Russell Worcester in 1996, Marie Fagan in 2004, Betty Winston in 2006 and Gerry Hershiser in 2009.
Friends may call on Monday, August 13, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1701 Woodlands Drive, Suite 200, Maumee, Ohio 43537.
Online condolences may be made by going to www.edwalkerfuneralhome.com.