On Saturday, February 9, 2019, Richard A. Dyer, age 95, passed into God's loving embrace at Hospice of the Valley's Hospice House in Poland, OH. He was born in Brocton, NY on March 10, 1923 to Leslie and Anna (Jones) Dyer.
Richard is survived by his children, Rev. George (Jennifer Dickey of OH) Dyer of NY, Michael (Shirley) Dyer of SC, Beth (James "Michael") Anderson of Austintown with whom he made his home for the last fifteen years, Dennis (Linda Komara) Dyer of FL; grandchildren, Jamie, Melissa Dyer of NC, Timothy, Paul (Andrea) Dyer of NY, Amy Dean, Tiffany Dyer, Anna, Edward Alexander, Kelly Anderson, all of OH, Cora (Mark) Pursell of CA; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Richard was also preceded is death by his first wife, Beverly Jane Ferguson Dyer in 1972 and his second wife, Norine Dyer in 1997; brothers, Herschel, James Dyer and grandson, John Alexander.
Richard grew up in Portland, NY before honorably serving his country in the US Army Air Corp during WWII at Anderson AFB, "North Field," on the island of Guam. After his discharge, Richard was a welder for nineteen years and served on various government projects for another seven before finally spending his last years before retirement on The Experimental Farm in Canfield. He was a member of Upper Room Ministries in Austintown where is served as a Deacon, Church Elder and "Grandpa" to the entire congregation.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 5-8 PM at Upper Room Ministries, 4009 Elmwood Ave, Austintown, OH 44515. Memorial Service held on Saturday, February 16 at 1 PM in the church.
The Dyer family would like to thank Hospice House and Richard's church family for all the care and support.
Richard had a simple philosophy and would always say he was, "blessed, loved and thankful."
Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S Silvat Inc. Send condolences to Rich's family by visiting: www.cremateohio.com.