Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Richard James “Dick” Allwine

Richard James “Dick” Allwine, age 85, lifelong Shelby resident, died Sunday night, October 16, 2022 at Mountain Crest Health Care in Cincinnati where he was a resident.

Dick was born May 1, 1937 in Shelby to the late Ralph and Emily (Spangler) Allwine and was a 1955 graduate of Shelby High School. Dick began his working career with Gilbane Construction, the company which built the General Motors plant in Ontario. Upon its completion, he applied to work in the factory, where he spent his entire career, retiring as a Production Scheduler in 1984 after 30 years of service. Dick was a lifelong member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church and also was a member of the Shelby Knights of Columbus Council #1968 and Shelby Moose Lodge. He loved watching sports and especially loved playing golf having golfed in numerous leagues over the years. He also enjoyed traveling and always made sure his family had an annual vacation.

Dick is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dolores L. (Gifford) Allwine, whom he wed on July 30, 1955; 3 children: Marcia (Mark) Kluesener of Cincinnati, Brenda (Mike) Moyer of Cincinnati, and Terence “Terry” (Steve Durasin) Allwine of Columbus; 6 grandchildren: Elizabeth (Andy Brown) Kluesener, Katherine (Alex) Vera, Haley Kluesener, Andrew (Brian) Altmoyer, Kyle Moyer, Lucas (Savannah) Morris; 3 great grandchildren: Samuel and Daniel Vera, Illyanna Altmoyer; a brother: Lawrence (Joan) Allwine; sisters: Kathleen Straka and Janice Davis; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his brothers: John Allwine and Francis Allwine; and sisters: Rosemary Gross and Eleanor Rietschlin.

Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 2-4 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875 where a rosary will be recited at 4 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 2 pm at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. Fr. Chris Mileski will celebrate the Mass with burial following in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church and Heartland Hospice, 3960 Red Bank Road, Suite 140, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Mary Ann (Adam) Vaughan says:

    Marcia and family
    I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I haven’t had an opportunity to see you over all these years, but I have thought of you often and have wonderful memories of bike riding and tennis and Miami!!

    Love to your mom and all your family!!

    Mary Ann

  2. John and Donna Rietschlin says:

    Dear Aunt Dolores and Marcia, Brenda, and Terry,
    We wish you our deepest condolences and assure you of our prayers at this difficult moment.

    Distance and circumstances prevented us from seeing Uncle Dick or any of you frequently. Still we remember him fondly from the friendly encounters at family reunions. We also treasure the last visit we had with him in the care center in Ontario.

    Blessings to all of you and your families,

    John and Donna, Ottawa, Canada

  3. Kim Ferrell says:

    Terry and Steve,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers! I love you always! I’m here for you! Love, Kim

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