Richard “Ted” Carmel Sr.

September 28, 1921 ‒ August 26, 2014

Galion, Ohio

Richard “Ted” Carmel, Sr., 92, of Galion died Tuesday, August 26, 2014 in Galion.

Born September 28, 1921, in Leesville and was the son of Charles and Ethel (Thoman) Carmel. He married Mary M. Metz on December 18, 1949 and she preceded him March 22, 2014.

Ted was a graduate of Galion High School and served during World War II in the United States Army. He retired from General Motors after 27 years where he worked in production control. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Galion, GM Salaried Retirees Club and the American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 in Galion. Ted enjoyed landscaping, previously owned the 3 T’s Chip and Putt in Galion and after retirement worked part time at Carmel Motors in Galion.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law Tab and Carla Carmel of Galion; three granddaughters, Crista (Justin) Tinch of Galion, Candy (Michael) Gilfilen of Gainesville, FL and Melinda (Brad) Lanker of Mt. Gilead; grandson Tab R. Carmel of Columbus; four great-granddaughters, Alexa and Riley Tinch of Galion and Juliana and Vivian Lanker of Mt. Gilead.

In addition to his parents and wife he is also preceded by a son, Richard “Ted” Carmel, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Carol R. Carmel.

At his request no calling hours will be held. Private services for the family were held Friday, August 29, 2014, with Rev. Matt Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

Full military honors were held by the United States Army and the Galion/Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Richard “Ted” Carmel, and condolences may be made to them at

  • Tab & Carla, Our thoughts are with you, Your Dad was a fine man. Sorry for your loss. Joe

  • Tab, Carla & Family:
    Please accept my sincere sympathy for the passing of your Dad. It’s always a difficult transition with the loss of a parent.

  • To the families of Ted Carmel,

    Max and I send our love and sympathy to all of you in the loss of your loved one.
    He lived a good life, and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Sincerely, Ruby and Max Cover

  • I am truly sorry for your loss. Please be assured that all loved ones have the opportunity to be in our heavenly fathers memory for a resurrection. The day will come when the memorial tombs will open and the dead will arise.