CORTLAND - Richard "Dick" Carl Klug, 87, of Cortland, died at 8:08 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Hospice House in Poland, Ohio.
He was born on Jan. 12, 1927, in Coalburg, the son of the late Edwin C. and Lucy A. Price Klug.
Dick worked and retired, after 30 years of service, from Republic Steel in Warren.
He was involved in many things in the area. He enjoyed baseball - he especially loved the Detroit Tigers. His hobbies included fishing, boating and hunting. Dick was a bowler and is in the Warren Men's Bowling Hall of Fame. He was an instrumental and founding member of the Warren Men's Match Play Bowling Tournament. He was a Little League and Pony League coach in Vienna and Howland for many years. Dick was also a lifetime member of the Trumbull County Rod and Gun Club.
Survivors include his wife, the former Dorothy "Dolly" Ammons, whom he married on Sept. 22, 1950; his children, Debra Kinter of Melbourne, Fla., Richard E. (Judith) Klug of Palm Bay, Fla., and Douglas "Butch" (Michaelene) Klug of Cortland; four grandchildren, Brian Klug, Jennifer (David) Brown, Adam Flight and Allison Gilcher; one stepgranddaughter, Nicole Brown; four great-grandchildren, David Marshall Brown, Dylan Richard Brown, Ashlyn Flight and Ryan Jesse Gilcher; and one great-grandchild on the way.
He also has two brothers and two sisters who survive, Donald (Teresa) Klug of Hermitage, Pa., Eugene (Sherry) Klug of Hubbard, Nancy (William) Lathrope of Palm Bay, Fla., and Carol (Raymond) Paris of Hubbard.
Other than his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Alan Kinter.
There will be a memorial gathering of friends and family from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514, in Dick's memory.
Dick's family wishes to thank all of the staff at the Hospice House for all of the kindness and support they and Dick were shown during this very difficult time.
E-mailed condolences www.shaferwinanschapel.com.