Richard B. Gilcher

Born: Thu., Jan. 29, 1959
Died: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 02, 2018
Location: Montpelier - East Main St.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jan. 03, 2018
Location: Montpelier - East Main St.

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Richard B. Gilcher, 58, of Montpelier passed away Friday morning at Parkview North in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He was born on January 29, 1959 in Bryan to Donald W. and Joann J. (Sidle) Gilcher, Sr.  Richard graduated from Hilltop High School in 1977.  He was a supervisor at Alex Products, a division of A-Stamp in Ridgeville Corners, Ohio.  Richard was a former member of the Montpelier Eagles.  

Richard is survived by his father Donald W. Gilcher, Sr., of Montpelier; three sons, Nathan (Beth) Gilcher of Crown City, Ohio, Tyler (Kait) Gilcher of Dayton, Ohio and Adam J. (Rosie Kingston) Gilcher of Dayton; two grandchildren Violet and Cameron Gilcher of Crown City, Ohio; two sisters, Nita Jo Laforet-Lachke and Vivek Lachke of Montpelier and Elva Jo Treace of Montpelier; and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother Joann Gilcher in 1998, daughter Alesia Gilcher in 1982, brother Donald Gilcher, Jr. in 2015, two brothers-in-law Frederick Laforet and Skip Treace, and one nephew Frederick Laforet, Jr.

Visitation for Richard will be on Tuesday, January 2nd from 2-8pm at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier.  Services will be on Wednesday at 11am at the funeral home with Pastor Ric Beals to officiate.  Interment will follow at Shiffler Cemetery in rural Bryan.  Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Assistance of Williams County.  

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Marilyn Dunseth Moor
   Posted Fri December 29, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of such a young man. May he rest in peace, and may all of your families know that you are in my prayers. God bless everyone.

Andrew Malone
   Posted Sat December 30, 2017


Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Andrew and Sarah Malone

Khris Sines
   Posted Sat December 30, 2017
My deepest sympathy! This man was great! Memories always!! Love Khris, Bekkah, Preston, And Nikolas!

The Gagnet Family ... Jim, Karen, Coco & Hector
   Posted Sat December 30, 2017
We didn't know Richard, but know that his son's, Tyler and Adam, are a living testament of his spirit. Beautiful young men that are kind, sensitive, caring, creative, hard working ... genuinely good to the core ... are the legacy this man leaves.

Peace and love to you all as you navigate your loss and celebrate the life of Richard.

With our deepest sympathy and love ... The Gagnet Family, Dayton, Ohio

Melody Boyce
   Posted Sun December 31, 2017
My condolences to Richard‘s family and friends.
Richard was a friend of mine from 38 years gone by. We played softball together worked at trim trends which was also known as Harvard industries for 17 years. I live in North Carolina and have lived here for 25 years. Rich and I kept in touch by phone and when I came home I would stop and see him just to catch up on good times. I will miss him as I know everyone Will.
I am sending prayers to help bring family and friends peace at this time of loss in their lives. God bless to a wonderful man great father and grandfather and a true friend. Sincerely with all the love a friend could give Melody Boyce

Scott LaVoie
   Posted Mon January 01, 2018

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Cam Slide.

With deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept our condolences, Richard will be missed by his co-workers. Magna - Cam Slide South

Lisa Ricker
   Posted Mon January 01, 2018
My sympathy to the family.

Tim & Mary Short
   Posted Mon January 01, 2018
Please except are heartfelt sympathies on the loss of Rich. He was a classmate that was always fun to be around.

Jerry and Debbie Allgire
   Posted Mon January 01, 2018
Please add our sorry your great loss

Jennifer Lambert (Burkhart)
   Posted Tue January 02, 2018
My sympathy to all of Richard's family. He was a great man and an awesome supervisor. The family is in my prayers.

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