Richard R. “Dick” Worcester, 76, of Norwalk, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton.
He was born May 21, 1936, in Clarksfield, Ohio, son of the late Raymond and Lucille (Livermore) Worcester and was a lifelong Norwalk area resident. Dick was a 1954 graduate of Norwalk High School and was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Norwalk. He was founder and co-owner of Hy-Tek Truck and Auto Center Ltd., of Norwalk, and was a former employee of Midway Inc., of Monroevilleo.
Dick was a member of the Noreaster Club, Catawba Island; Norwalk Elks Club and Port Clinton Moose Lodge. He and his wife Barb enjoyed boating for more than 50 years, and docked their boat at Fox Haven Marina on Catawba Island. In addition to boating, Dick enjoyed fishing, gardening and cooking.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years Barbara R. (Cook) Worcester, of Norwalk; by his daughters, Cheryl Rae Nash, of Southbury, Conn., and Deborah Joy Sommer, of Charlotte, N.C. Dick is also survived by his grandchildren, Dana Elizabeth Sommer, Timothy Richard Nash, Lauren Christine Nash and Chad Phillip Sommer; his great-grandson Dillon Lee House; his sisters, Myrtle Daniel, of Tiro, Ohio, Doris (Skip) Howell, of Monroeville, Patricia Ruggles, of New London, Peggy (Lawrence) Warziniack, of Wyoming, Jean (John) Bernard, of Willard, and Judy Hedeen, of Findlay, Ohio; his brothers, Ken (Peg) Worcester, of Greenwich, Bill Worcester, of Willard, Dale (Liz) Worcester, of Monroeville, and Ron (Andrea) Worcester, of Willard; his brother-in-law Chalmer (Gretchen) Cook, of Cape Coral, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dick was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Russell Worcester in 1996, Marie Fagan in 2004, Betty Winston in 2006 and Gerry Hershiser in 2009.
Friends may cal 4-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1701 Woodlands Drive, Suite 200, Maumee, OH 43537.
Condolences may be shared at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.