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Rick Gehron

Gehron, Rick Robert, age 71 of Middletown passed away on Monday September 14, 2015 surrounded by his family.  He was born to the late Richard and Carrie (Woodard) Gehron in Germantown, OH.  Rick graduated from Germantown High School in 1963, he was an owner, trainer, and driver for harness racing and for 45 years he enjoyed spending time at the track with his family.  Rick was also a member of the Armco Triangles Softball team where he won the World Softball MVP and is in the softball hall of fame.  In 2002 he retired from AK Steel and became an avid golfer.  Along with his parents, Rick was preceded in death by his son Tommy Rick Gehron, and 2 brothers Ray and Cecil Gehron; 3 sisters Ethel Askins, Edna McCall, and Joann Haller.  He is survived by his wife Teriesa; son Teddy Robert Gehron; daughter Terrie (Jim) Smiley; brothers David (Loretta) and Fred (Karen) Gehron; sisters Evelyn Smith, Rosemary Stevens, and Anne (John Caserta) Weaver; 7 grandchildren, Ashely, Kyle, TeeJae, Tierra, Terrick, Tommie, Torrie, and 10 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 11:00am at the Arpp & Root Funeral Home, 29 N. Main St. Germantown with Chuck Purvis and Pastor Elmo Johnson officiating.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5-8 at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice Care of Middletown, 3909 Central Ave. Middletown, OH  45044.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Hospice Care of Middletown
3909 Central Ave. Middletown, OH 45044,
Web: http://yourhometownhospice.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=6

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To Gehron family sorry about ricks passing he will be missed he was a great inspirational to me during my treatments of cancer.jimmy so sorry friend

John an Sherrie higdon Sep 17 2015 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the Gehron and Smith families, and to friends of Rick in the Germantown area.He will be deeply missed by many.Tom and Linda Jones, South Dakota

Tom and Linda Jones Sep 17 2015 12:00 AM

So so sorry to hear this.....He was a old friend.....memories that will last a lifetime.....All the best to Teddy and Terri and all the family....

Sue (Pelfrey) Hopkins Sep 16 2015 12:00 AM

Peace Lily was sent by Greg .Rest in Peace Our Dear, Dear Friend. Our Love, Greg & Melanie

Melanie Kovach Sep 15 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, my prayers and thoughts are with your entire family.

Robyn French Sep 15 2015 12:00 AM

For all the Gehron siblings & families, Prayers to all of you in Rick's passing, may your memories keep you strong at this very sad time.Jean Powell

Jean Powell Sep 14 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Ricks passing..such a nice guy. Prayers for the family at this time..

Lori C Sep 14 2015 12:00 AM

David/Loretta, Fred/Karen, Anne and Evelyn - you have our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear brother Rick.May you be blessed with only happy memories of your years together.Karen Carmickle and Mark Heistand

Mark Heistand Sep 14 2015 12:00 AM