Joseph E. Rich

January 13, 1934 ‒ November 13, 2019

Perrysville, Ohio

PERRYSVILLE: Joseph E. Rich passed away November 13, 2019, in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 85.

He was born January 13, 1934, in Bloom Township, Pennsylvania. After he graduated from High School, he proudly served his country by joining the US Army during the Korean War.

After the war, Joseph came to Ohio looking for work and began working at the Flxible Co. He later went on to work at the Ohio Reformatory as a guard and retired at age 62 from Ruscilli Construction as a carpenter. He was also a 40-year member of the Irvin Husky American Legion Post #535 in Bellville.

He is survived by his sons Kevin (Amy) Rich, Kerry Rich, and Kelly (Trish) Rich; grandchildren Elizabeth, Sandy, Anna, Kayla, Alyssa, Michelle, Ian and Sean; and 6 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law Cindy Rich.

No public services will be held at this time.

Snyder Funeral Homes-Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Joseph’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Kelly and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying your memories provide comfort in this difficult time.

  • I am sorry for your loss. We visited Jo every year for the last 10 years. We come from the Netherlands and shared the same passion as Jo in his latter years: licence plate collecting. We (my wife and I) got to know Jo as a kind hearted person who always took his time for us and told interesting stories about his enormous collections.We will dearly miss our yearly visit with Jo and wish all of his family strength to cope with this loss.We will keep our fond memories of Jo and treasure those forever as the last photos we have of him from last march 2019 on our most recent visit. Adieu Jo and thank you for the friendship.

  • I am very sorry for your loss, I remember Joe as a very kind man, we did visit him every year for a long time, he always called me the Boss and we had a lot of fun together, Joe, my husband Fred and I, tradition was to have dinner at the local restaurant, every year we took a picture of us, I will keep Joe alive in my memories, looking at my personal license plate gift he send to me, I wish the family a lot of courage, he was a great man, he is now a golden soul, Rest in Peace dear Joe, Rest in Peace Mr Rich.
    Martine Nieuwland-Behague

  • Kerry,

    So sorry to hear. I remember the day your dad showed me all his collections. He had a lot of cool stories of many of the items. I really enjoyed that day. Hugs to you!

  • Kerry, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We’re so very sorry for your loss.
    Roger and Connie

  • Dear Rich Brothers and families,
    So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. He was involved in all sorts of interesting things. He was kind, and I know you all will feel the loss.

  • Dear Rich Brothers and families,
    So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. He was involved in all sorts of interesting things. He was kind, and I know you all will feel the loss.

  • Kerry and the Rich Family
    Im sure Joe and Larry are finally back together wheeling and dealing license plates!
    Our deepest condolences to all.