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G. Richard "Dick" Booth

July 6, 1934 ~ April 12, 2018 (age 83)
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Poland – There were private funeral services held on Monday, April 16, 2018 with Father John Trimbur for G. Richard “Dick” Booth, 83, of Poland, who passed away peacefully at his home Thursday morning April 12, 2018 after a long illness.

Dick will always be remembered and love​d by family and friends for his dry sense of humor and wit along with many other wonderful qualities.

He was born July 6, 1934 in Youngstown, the son of George and Hazel (Martin) Booth and was a lifelong area resident.

Dick was employed for 22 years as a Manager for Truck Parts Specialists.  He retired in 2008.

He was a 1952 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School.  He married his high school sweetheart Diane, with whom he spent nearly 64 years. 

Dick had many passions. He enjoyed NASCAR ​races, he could run a pool table, loved spending time outdoors, landscaping and was an avid golfer, making at least one “Hole-in-One” over the course of his years playing.  He had the privilege of playing courses all over the country including Pinehurst.  Dick loved children, had an insatiable sweet tooth and he was a diehard Cleveland Browns fan.  He was looking forward to this year’s draft picks. 

He leaves behind to hold onto his precious memories his wife, the former Diane DeStefano who he married on June 12, 1954, a daughter Lisa (Mike) Wager of Florida, a sister Linda (Ralph) Camp of Boardman and five nephews along with several great nieces and nephews, ​extended family and friends.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman (new location).

Entombment took place at Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown.

Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com. to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to Dick’s family.

Dick’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Southern Care Hospice especially Anthony Donnadio and Tressa Hundley along with Cyndi Banasiewicz, who was Dick’s caregiver, for all their excellent medical care, compassion and kindness shown to him throughout this difficult time.

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