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Richard A. (Rick) Landis

Richard A. “Rick” Landis, age 69, of Ashland, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic.


Rick was born February 19, 1945 in Shelby the son of the late Richard E. and Harriette A. (Stover) Landis. He was a 1963 graduate of Shelby High School and a 1968 graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He was the general accounting manager at Hubbel (Ohio Brass) in Mansfield, retiring from the Wadsworth, Ohio facility. He and his wife, Ellie, are members of Grace Brethren Church in Ashland where he was involved with various ministries. Rick loved to travel, especially to Alaska and Hawaii where he enjoyed whale watching.


He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Eloise “Ellie” (Tackett) Landis of Ashland; 3 siblings: Terry (Vicki) Landis of Atwater, OH, David (Nancy) Landis of Fall River, MA, Jean Ann (Michael) Viers of Shelby; 3 Aunts: Alma (Bill) Brooks of Shelby, Lillian Stover of MI, Martha Stover of Crestline; nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews whom he adored and they equally adored him. He was preceded in death by his father in 1981, his mother in 2013, and a nephew, Adam Viers, in 2001.


Friends and family may call on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 AM at Shelby Alliance Church, 105 East Smiley Avenue, Shelby with Pastor Dan Allan officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to Ashland Christian School or Hospice of North Central Ohio.


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Memories & Condolence

  1. Diane Troxell Schull says:

    I’m quite saddened to hear of Rick’s passing. It has been many years since I have seen him, but I have good memories of our days in high school.

    May the Lord comfort you all with His Love and Peace.

    Diane Troxell Schull

  2. Pat Saltzgaber says:

    So sorry to hear of Rick’s death. I would see him occasionally in Ashland and always enjoyed our talks. He was kind to everyone.

  3. Paula (Tackett) Stewart says:

    What a wonderful uncle. Too many memories to list but will always treasure his warm smile and sense of humor. He will be dearly missed and always remembered with a very special place in my heart. I love you all.
    Paula Tackett Stewart

  4. Sharon Anderson says:

    Ellie – I’m so sorry to hear about Rick, but we all know where he is. I’m sure Ted was there to greet him when he ascended. I’ll always remember how kind you and Rick were to Ted & me when we started attending Lighthouse ABF at Grace. I know what you’re going through and just know that I am praying for you & Rick.

  5. Lois (Merkle) Skulski says:

    Jean, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember so well a few years ago when I lost my “big brother” and it’s a difficult thing. You will be in my prayers in the days and weeks ahead, trusting God to comfort your heart as no one else can.

  6. alvln reece says:

    I was at the Ohio Brass in the accounting area from 1965 to 1988 when i work required trips to wadsworth and Rick came after 1968 when he graduated from Ohio university as i did in 1949 after navy in worldwar two. i explained this to family how i can say Rick was good worker and nice person our area. i do not recall meeting his family.

  7. Bob & Pam Cline says:

    Dear Mike & Amy, Mike & Jean
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your uncle/brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May your faith in Christ keep you uplifted – in that this is not good-bye, but see you later.

  8. Lillian and Sue Cline says:

    Dear Ellie, Jean and Mike, and Amy and Mike:

    Rick and you always made us feel welcome and part of the family. He was a wonderful man and we hope you may find comfort in knowing that all of you are in the thoughts and prayers of others.

  9. STEVEN MOORE says:

    Terry and Vicki

    I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Rick.Having not seeing him for many yeas my thoughts go back to the “Maxwell Gang ” and all the fun it was growing up together .My condolence and Prayers.
    I was happy to speak with your Mom at Dr.McHughs funeral and she was very proud of all of her children.

  10. Chuck and Becky Gardner says:

    We have and will miss Rick’s smiling face at softball games! Our deepest sympathy Ellie and family. You have always had a special place in our hearts! In Christian love, Chuck & Becky Gardner

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