Richard L. Gandee

May 21, 1945 ‒ September 09, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Richard L. Gandee, age 71 of Delaware, passed away Friday evening September 9, 2016 at his residence.

He was born in Parkersburg, WV on May 21, 1945. He came to work in Ohio where he met the love of his life Ann Evans. They were married on October 4, 1969 and had a son Chris. He worked most of his life at Ranco until they closed and he retired from Luvata in 2007. Richard was US Army Veteran.

Richard’s proudest achievement in life was his son and grandchildren. He loved time spent babysitting his grandsons and the time he was able to spend with them. Richard enjoyed playing golf, fishing, hunting, cooking, baking and going to the horse races at Scioto Downs and the Little Brown Jug.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years: Ann (Evans) Gandee; son Chris (Kate) Gandee of Delaware; grandsons: Matthew, Jonathan, Patrick; mother Ruth Rose of NJ; sisters: Pam Rose of NC, Cindy (Keith) Allen of NJ, Brenda (Steve) Vendetti of FL; brothers: Byron (Lynnette) Rose of NJ, Dennis (Vicki) Rose of NJ; mother-in-law: Betty Evans of Delaware: sisters-in-law: Connie Fathbruckner of Delaware, Brenda Brush of West Jefferson, Diane (Rocky) Jones of Ostrander; brothers-in-law: Ballard (Karen) Evans of Parrish, FL, Billy Evans of Delaware; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by his father: James Rose; father-in-law: Freeman Evans; brother-in-law: Joe Fathbruckner; nephew: Tyler Allen; aunt: Bonnie Carver.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. with a service to follow at 7 p.m. at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street) Delaware. Military Honors will be provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to: James Cancer Center, 2500 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio  43210.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve this Veteran’s family and condolences may be expressed at

  • Our thoughts, prayers and hugs go out to to your entire family for your loss of this loved one. We sincerely are thankful for his service to this country. God Bless you all.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. It was a pleasure getting to know Richard. Although it was only for a couple years, he still made us feel like we had known each other forever. Sending hugs to you all.

  • So sorry Ann, 47 years is something some never accomplish. Richard was your other half. Be brave and always remember you have a great family and friends to help you to your next phase of your life. I am sorry, I can not make the services, due to a conflict in my life. But I am thinking of you, and praying that the moments that you have shared in your life time with Richard will get you thru this. Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxieties upon him for he cares for you”
    Susie Dickson