Richard Eugene Sintz, 79, went home to be with Jesus on September 23, 2021 at his home in Jefferson with his wife by his side.
He was born on February 13, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Richard and Norma Jean (Frye) Sintz.
Richard married the love of his life Joann Stanley on July 6, 1963, together they raised two wonderful children and recently celebrated their fifty-eighth wedding anniversary.
Richard worked at Grand River Rubber and Plastics in Ashtabula for many years before retiring in 1983. He was a devoted member of Cross Point Fellowship Church in Jefferson. Richard and his wife opened their home and hearts to thirty-eight children to whom they fostered over the years.
Richard had many interests and hobbies: he collected pins and metal magnets, he loved listening to Southern Gospel music and watching Southern Gospel videos. He was also a fan of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Jim Reeves music in the 1950’s-1960’s.
Richard is survived by his loving family: his wife, Joann (Stanley) Sintz; his children: Roberta (Jim) Wimer and Carrie (Michael) Bednarski; his sister, Linda Fitzsemmons; his grandchildren: Tabitha (Dustin) Becker, Joanna (Joseph) Bryner, Andrew (Emily) Bednarksi, Simon (Siera) Bednarksi, Sarah (Adam) Hamilton and Sarah Galloway and nine great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother, Margaret Sintz, his grandparents who raised him: Victor and Loretta Dalaney and his sister, Karen Dempsey.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with a funeral service to begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Fleming and Billman Funeral Home, 49 West Jefferson Street, Jefferson, Ohio 44047. Burial will take place at Oakdale Cemetery immediately following the funeral service.
A luncheon to celebrate his life will be held at the Jefferson United Methodist Church fellowship hall from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Fleming and Billman Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Sintz family.
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