James Richard Montgomery

May 11, 1930 ‒ September 14, 2016

Wilmette, Illinois
Formerly of Fredericktown, Ohio

James Richard Montgomery of Wilmette, Illinois, passed away at age 86, on Wednesday September 14th 2016He was born in Columbus, Ohio, son of the late Virgil and Mildred (nee Stackhouse) Montgomery, brother of David Montgomery (Carol), uncle of Davy and Mindy, and cousin to many in Fredericktown, Ohio.

James served on active duty with the 698th AAA Gun Battalion, Illinois National Guard 1951-1953.  He was assisted in his later years by his loyal employees, Mimi Manding and Marylyn Kagan. 

Funeral service and interment will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday September 21st at Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown, Ohio.

  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Berlin Church, Fredericktown, Ohio.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of James Richard Montgomery.

  • Many years ago when Marjorie Stackhouse Price was alive Richard would come for a visit to her home in Fredericktown so I would see him . Then my daughter worked in the Chicago area and we would meet Richard for dinner. He was an interesting gentleman whom it was my pleasure to have known. Sincere sympathy to surviving family.

  • I’m so glad I got to see him one more time last year. I remember when I was young going places with him such as the Indiana Sand Dunes and the zoo. I will always have good memories of the times we spent together. I will miss him.

  • I remember going with Uncle Richard many places including the zoo and Milwaukee when I was young. I’m glad I got to visit with him last year and he will be missed.

  • Richard was such a gentle soul. It was always a treat when he would visit from Chicago every year because that was the only time we would get out the ice cream maker and crank up a batch of homemade ice cream! Each day during his visit, he would take his long walk for miles in the country, out Montgomery Road by the old family farm. Another special time was when we would go to dinner at a certain Chinese Restaurant on the square in Mansfield – again, only when Richard was visiting.

    For such a quiet man, he left many lasting and loving memories for those who knew him.

  • Richard continued to visit our family in Traverse City every summer while his health permitted and he watched our family grow as we watched him grow older.

    He enjoyed telling us of the Chicago politics and just being with us and nature.He was kind ,independent and enjoyed the simple things in life. He was a tax accountant for many years and spent Sunday’s with his nose in the Tribune in between long walks and playing with the kids and engaging us in conversations on many topics.

    Every time a Chicago issue came up or in the news we will all wonder what would ” Richard ” say about this .

    He loved ice cream , a home cooked meal , but loathed leftovers ! We always wondered if he was happy but he was better than happy ; he was contented .

    We have not seen him for a few years but we have so many memories he will always be with us .