Richard Eugene Geib

December 09, 1925 ‒ July 16, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Richard Eugene Geib went to be with the Lord Sunday morning, July 16, 2017 in Winchester Terrace surrounded by his family. He was 91.

He was born December 9, 1925 in Mansfield to parents Walter & Naomi (Achamire) Geib. After High School, he proudly served his country by joining the US Navy and became a Torpedoman. He served on the USS Carp in the pacific theater and he always said on his first patrol they sank 78 ships.

A beautiful young lady named Janice May Smith caught his eye and the pair soon married on May 31, 1947.

Richard worked as a machinist at Therm-O-Disc, where he worked for over many years until retiring.

He was a Car Coddlers of Ohio. His pride and joy was a 1950 Plymouth. He had many other cars including ’66 Chrysler convertible, a ’67 Chrysler hardtop and a ’32 Pontiac. When he wasn’t spit shining his cars he could be found fishing or boating on Charles Mill Lake or doing some woodworking.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law Earl James “Jim” & Joy Geib of Mansfield, and Gary Walter & Robbie Geib of Mansfield; grandchildren and their spouses Nannette Owens, Tawnya Kline, James Plemens, Kathleen Hurrell, Mark Plemens, Elizabeth Fisher, Julie Platner, Carrie Sterling, Jason Geib, Melissa Taylor, Robert Hopper, April Miller and Eva Donahue; 26 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his loving wife, Richard was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Walter Geib Jr. and Robert “Bob” Geib.

The Geib family will receive friends Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service honoring Richard’s life will be held Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. Minister Tim Briggs will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

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  • Remembering Uncle Dick fondly, especially they way he joked and laughed with our dad, his little brother, whether they were near or far apart, and recalling with pleasure the long-ago days of our youth on “Geib Corner.” Jim and Gary, I know it’s hard to say goodbye to a parent, even when we ourselves are well past our middle years. Wishing you both the comfort of many happy memories.

  • jim so sad to hear of your dad’s passing. i didn’t see the obit till today. He was a great guy and will be missed. I remember you and i changing the clutch in that gto and he just shook his head and said good luck but he was concerned about safety and insisted on jack stands to protect us, again so sorry jim