Richard Schwarzbek


SHERWOOD -- Richard C. Schwarzbek, 79, of Sherwood, Ohio, and for 39 years a resident of Williams Center, Ohio, died at 7:39 a.m. Monday, August 18, 2014, at Genesis HealthCare Bryan, after an extended illness.

Mr. Schwarzbek was a 1952 graduate of Edon High School and served in the United States Army from 1956-1957. He was employed by Elder Pharmaceuticals for 20 years and then at Isaac Tire in Bryan for 16 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bryan and the Northwest Ohio Harness Racing Association. He was also an avid golfer.

Richard C. Schwarzbek was born on September 18, 1934, in Ney, Ohio, the son of Carl F. and Elma (Connin) Schwarzbek. He married Betty J. Bockelman on January 21, 1961, in Defiance, and she preceded him on January 12, 2013.

Survivors also include three sons, Barton Schwarzbek, of Sherwood, Ohio, Kent (Jill) Schwarzbek, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Mickey (Anita) Schwarzbek, also of Sherwood; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 20, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan. Services will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Bryan, with Pastor Mary Beth Smith-Gunn officiating, and military honors conducted by Bryan VFW Post 2489. Interment will be in Williams Center Cemetery.

Memorials are requested to Trinity Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to and the online register may be signed at

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