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Richard E. "Dick" Gebhart, 80, of Zanesville, died Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 11:27 a.m. at Primrose Retirement Community. He was born February 6, 1929 in Zanesville, a son of the late Fred E. & Faye E. Smith Gebhart. Dick was a machinist for the Stewart Glapat Corporation and a former insurance agent. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran who served in the Korean Conflict and a member of the American Legion. He also loved to hunt, fish, and square dance.
Surviving are three sons, Bruce E. (Marsha) Gebhart of New Concord, Richard E. (Denise) Gebhart Jr. of Zanesville, and Scott E. (Debbie) Gebhart of Cambridge; two daughters, Teresa (Lenny) Rosser of Norwich and Maria (Rob) Montgomery of Zanesville; a brother, Charles E. (Del) Gebhart of Norwalk, Ca; 16 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve E. Bollinger Gebhart, whom died on March 15, 1983; a daughter, Constance Christ; a brother, James E. Gebhart; and a grandson, Benjamin Gebhart.
Calling hours will be held 2- 4 & 6-8 p.m.on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 and one hour prior to services at the New Hope Full Gospel Church, 3550 East Pike, Zanesville. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at the church, with Pastor Joe DiVincenzo officiating. The United States Air Force with the assistance of VFW George Selsam Post 1058 will hold full military rites at the church. Burial will take place at a later date at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville, are entrusted with all the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Muskingum County Center for Seniors, 220 Sunrise Center Road, Zanesville, OH, 43701 or to Genesis Hospice - Morrison House, 713 Forest Avenue, Zanesville, OH, 43701. If flowers are preferred, they may be sent to the New Hope Full Gospel Church, 3550 East Pike after 12 noon, on Tuesday.
To send a note of condolence to the family: www.bolin-dierkesfuneralhome.com