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Richard L. Essig, age 88, of Massillon, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at Select Speciality Hospital. He was born on March 15, 1922 in McDonaldsville, Stark County, Ohio to the late William and Leone Essig. He was a 1940 graduate of Massillon Jackson High School and earned a Bachelor of Education degree at Kent State University. He was employed in the auto parts business for many years; most recently with Don's Auto Parts of Massillon. Dick was a member of Perry Christian Church and he was a volunteer at Aultman Hospital for 15 years. He was preceded in death by his brother, Maurice Essig and sister, Beverly Turner. Dick leaves his beloved wife, Doris L. (Grimes) Essig to whom he was married for 67 years; his son and daughter-in-law, David R. and Sally Essig of St. Simons Island, GA; grandsons, Andrew and Michael Essig; five great-grandchildren and his sister, Phyllis Hocking of Louisville, OH. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel with Pastor Rod Geiger officiating. Calling hours will be Friday from 5 - 7 p.m. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to the Perry Christian Church, 139 Perry Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44708. Those wishing to share their condolences or a fond memory man sign the Reed On-Line Guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com.

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