Richard H. Klingensmith


Richard H. Klingensmith, age 92, of Colebrook, OH, died Sunday, May 12, 2019, at UH Geauga Medical Center.
He was born July 9,1926, in Vernon township, OH, a son of Ward R. and Marie E. (Paden) Klingensmith. He was a 1944 graduate of Vernon High School; and after graduation he served in the U.S. Army.
A resident of Colebrook since 1949, Mr. Klingensmith owned and operated a trucking company with his brother, Robert, and he later drove for Kinsman Sand and Gravel. He later owned and operated a dairy farm and a beef farm for many years. After retiring from farming, he owned "Old Country Store Antiques" in Wayne Center for 22 years. Mr. Klingensmith enjoyed dealing in antiques at many antique shows in the local area and Michigan. He also loved woodworking, having made furniture and lathe turnings; and he enjoyed gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Helen S. (Kalish) Klingensmith, whom he married August 29, 1949, of Middlefield, OH; his two sons, Leonard "Lenny" (Barbara) Klingensmith of Orwell, OH, and Raymond "Ray" (Meri Lynn) Klingensmith of Parkman, OH; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Deborah "Debbie" Klingensmith; two brothers, Robert and Allen Klingensmith; and two sisters, Rueith DeCapito and Lois Harnett.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 11:00 AM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main St., Kinsman, OH. A private burial will take place in Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna, OH. Calling hours will be on Friday, May 17, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home and also on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Those wishing to share a fond memory or condolence may visit
Published on May 13, 2019
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David and Dawn Fuller
May 18, 2019
Ray and Meri Lynn you are often in our thoughts, but especially now with the loss of your Dad. So many fond memories of wonderful times in their beautiful home. Such good and generous people they were. We would welcome the opportunity to get together and reminisce!
Gregg and Becky Kalish
May 14, 2019
Lenny, Ray and families: We are very sorry to hear about Uncle Richard's passing. Our sincerest condolences to all of you.