Richard L. “Dick” Weston

December 10, 1943 ‒ February 11, 2018

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Richard L. “Dick” Weston, age 74, of Mount Gilead, passed away Sunday morning, February 11, 2018, at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

On December 10, 1943, Dick was born in Marion, OH, son of the late Russell James and Starling Louise (Benner) Weston.  He graduated from Marion Harding High School in the Class of 1961.

Dick was a contracted mechanical designer and worked many places over the years including: H.P.M., Galion Ironworks, Whirlpool and Ariel.

Dick married the love of his life, Lois Ann Cooperider, on October 20, 1990 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  They shared the last 27 years together as husband and wife.

An outdoorsman at heart, Dick loved cutting and splitting wood, digging holes and fixing things around the house.  He loved vacationing in Hawaii, where he and Lois would spend their anniversary.

Dick will be dearly missed by his wife, Lois, of Mount Gilead, his special kitty and favorite banana in the bunch, Meeney, and numerous extended family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Robert and Larry Weston.

A visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  A procession will leave the funeral home at 1:40 p.m. and go to Iberia Cemetery for a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Patricia Stout, Pastor of Iberia Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Memorial contributions in Dick’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Lung Assoc., American Heart Assoc., American Diabetes Assoc., or the National Kidney Foundation.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Dick’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • My deepest condolences to Lois & Dick’s other family, and friends. We all lost a good man, and he will be missed! Having met Dick in 1972 (as I became a high school senior), he’s been a great friend and mentor to me, as I became an adult. He taught me more about life than he could ever know! I will miss Dick dearly, but am comforted only knowing he’s in a better place. May he rest in peace my friend, till we meet again!

  • Prayers are with you Lois! Dick will be missed! Many great memories from the bowling center to whenever I would see him, he would always smile and said hello!

  • Dear Cuz. So sorry for your loss. May the pain be out lived by the love you too had together and the memories shine brighter each day. Peggy Wake Redelman.

    • Well I ment to say may the life and love you had together be stronger than the pain you have today.

  • Lois…My condolences. He seems like a guy who could do everything. I remember your sharing your yearly trips to Hawaii. So sorry for your loss. The distance keeps me from sharing my condolences in person.

  • Well I ment to say may the life and love you had together be stronger than the pain you have today.

  • It’s in our times of sorrow that he comforts us the most. God be with you my friend, although I didn’t know your husband I know you were married a long time and shared many memories, find comfort in the memories.

  • I’m very sorry to hear about your loss Lois. I didn’t know Dick, but used to enjoy hearing you tell stories about him and his brother(s) or about your anniversary trips to Hawaii when we worked together years ago. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Mike Cooney