Wadsworth, OH

Richard A. Buhite, age 86, passed away at home on September 6, 2022. He was born August 18, 1936 in Punxsutawney, PA. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Eva Buhite; his children, Timothy Buhite, Kaylyn and Jeff Freeman, Deborah Smith, Gary and Tammy Wolfe; his son-in-law, Carl Davis; his grandchildren, Susannah (Buhite) Smith, Tina Sulkowski, Christa Campbell, Luke (Lia) Smith, Miss and Dave Mitchell, Lauren White, Dave Thomas, Brian and Tiffany Wolfe, Jenna Wolfe, Brittney Lallathin; his great-granddaughters, Evelyn and Jacquelyn “Lucy” Mitchell, and Addie; his sister-in-law, Linda Demiter and Charlie Nixon, Sue Denning; his brothers-in-law, Jesse and Cathy Smith and Henry and Kim Smith; his nephews, Brad Demiter, Nathan Demiter, Tony and April Demiter, Kalman Denning, and Aaron Smith; his nieces, Laurie and Jim Beal, Elizabeth Denning. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Dorothy Buhite; his daughter, Kathy Smith Anderson; and his granddaughter, Rebekah Anderson. Dick really loved these guys.

We have our extended family, Greg and Connie Lallathin, the Brantleys that live in Georgia that we welcomed with open arms. He loved extending our family inheriting more grandchildren and great grandchildren. Our special neighbors and good friends, Sheryl and Jeff Homonai, Mike and Tammy Collins helped so much with Dick.

He worked for the railroad for almost 40 years and loved his job. After retirement, we helped raise two of our granddaughters and by doing this we were blessed to inherit many more “Grandchildren” from working as band grandparents. I cannot name all the wonderful kids we got to help and love. We would not have missed being with all of them and all the wonderful parents we got to meet and become good friends with. Dick oved being able to do all we did for Wadsworth Band and loved the kids. We can’t leave out his favorite daughter with the band, Jan Croyle. She has a special place in his heart.

When our granddaughter passed away, we were blessed with being able to help with the homeless in Akron tent city. We met so many wonderful people and fell in love with all of them. We can than our niece Laurie Beal for introducing them to us.

Dick loved fishing and hunting and made a lot of memories with his friends and family. He loved going to flea markets, attending many Farnsworth Auctions and even helped for a while. There are so many “adopted” kids we were blessed with that call him grandpa, to many to list but they know he loved and cared about them. So many that called him “dad”.

He had a good life, best husband, father, grandfather, and “Poppy”. He was loved and cared for by all.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 9, 2022 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home 174 N. Lyman St. Wadsworth, OH 44281. Funeral service will take place at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be mad to Traditions/Homestead Hospice. These nurses and aides have been such a wonderful help for us for quite a while. We could not have asked for better care for Dick the past few months.