Richard H. Klingensmith 1926-2019

COLEBROOK– Richard H. Klingensmith, age 92, formerly of Colebrook, died Sunday, May 12, 2019, at UH Geauga Medical Center. He was born July 9,1926, in Vernon Township, a son of Ward R. and Marie E. Paden Klingensmith. He was a 1944 graduate of Vernon High School, and after graduation he served in the U.S. Army. A resident of Colebrook since 1949, Mr. Klingensmith owned and operated a trucking company with his brother, Robert, and he later drove for Kinsman Sand and Gravel. He later owned and operated a dairy farm and a beef farm for many years. After retiring from farming, he owned Old Country Store Antiques in Wayne Center for 22 years. Mr. Klingensmith enjoyed dealing in antiques at many antique shows in the local area and Michigan. He also loved woodworking, having made furniture and lathe turnings; and he enjoyed gardening. He is survived by his wife, Helen S. Kalish Klingensmith, whom he married Aug. 29, 1949, of Middlefield; his two sons, Leonard “Lenny” (Barbara) Klingensmith of Orwell and Raymond “Ray” (Meri Lynn) Klingensmith of Parkman; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Deborah “Debbie” Klingensmith; two brothers, Robert and Allen Klingensmith; and two sisters, Rueith DeCapito and Lois Harnett. A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main St., Kinsman, Ohio. A private burial will take place in Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna. Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019, and also 10 a.m. until the time of the service, Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Those wishing to share a fond memory or condolence may visit www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com. (special notice)