Obituary

Richard "Dick"
Lewis
Witschey
Wadsworth

Richard Lewis “Dick” Witschey, age 76 of Wadsworth passed away on February 14, 2024. He was born on June 27, 1947 in Wadsworth, OH to Clarence and Jane (Gaston) Witschey. Dick served in the U.S. Army from Sept. 1966 – Sept. 1969. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, golfing, and traveling. Dick was a member of Lake Zurich’s American Legion Post 964, VFW Post 11020, and the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lake Zurich. After graduating from Wadsworth high school in 1965, he married his high school sweetheart, Patrisha Helms on June 4, 1966 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. After living in Illinois for 48 years, he and his wife returned to Wadsworth in November 2018 where he was a member of VFW Post 1089 and American Legion Post 170.

Dick is survived by his wife, Patrisha; his brother, Rod (Jane); many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Mary (Lehman) Lodge.

The family will receive friends from 11:30am -12:30pm on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St. in Wadsworth. Rosary and Prayer service will begin at 12:30pm. Inurnment will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association or Parkinson’s Foundation or the St. Joseph’s Indian School.