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Richard E. “Dick” Remington, II



Richard E. “Dick” Remington, II, age 73, of Shelby and longtime Wooster resident, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, January 30, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Richard was born on May 4, 1946 to the late Richard E. and Margaret (Key) Remington in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dick was a graduate of Lenape Regional High School in Medford, NJ and went on to further his education at West Virginia University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Geology. Dick spent his career in the oil and gas industry, starting as an engineer with Halliburton before becoming a founder of Universal Well Service (UWS) in 1980. Dick’s energy, attitude, and spirit was key to Universal’s success. He continued to invest his time and talents into UWS until his retirement in 2015.

Dick was commonly heard saying he had a passion for “fast cars and slow trucks”. The prized vehicles in his collection included a Superformance MKIII, Daytona Coupe, Jeeps, and restored Toyota Land Cruisers. As a proud member of the Ohio Cobra Club, Dick always looked forward to LCS Mid-Ohio track days, the London Cobra Show, and the Ohio Cobra holiday parties. His many interests included time spent outdoors, hunting, and watching sports along with a passion for politics and keeping up with current affairs. Dick also spent time as a board member for Larad, Inc., a Wooster based vaccine company.

Dick was a humble man who was admired by many. It has been said that he did not have acquaintances, he had friends.  Survivors include his wife: Margie (Risner) Taylor Remington; his sons: Richard E. (Allison) Remington, III of Boise, ID, Christian (Julia) Remington of Austin, TX, Jonathan (Raegan) Remington of Georgetown, TX, and Matthew (Ashley) Remington of Chicago, IL; 7 grandchildren: Oliver, Isla, Maya, Hudson, Dominic, Kevin, and Ke’Von Remington; step-children: Matthew (Mandi) Taylor and Laura (Chad) Heimlich both of Shelby; 5 step grandchildren: Madeleine, Makenna, and Ava Heimlich and Kate and Kelsey Taylor; his twin sister: Dale (Paul) Earl of Boston, MA; nephews: Brad (Rona) Earl and Jeff (Philippa) Earl; a great niece: Grace Earl; as well as other relatives and numerous friends. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his first wife: Celia (Croft) Remington in 2015.


The family would like to acknowledge Southern Care Hospice for their outstanding care and compassion. The words “Thank you” just don’t seem to be enough.  Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Care for Dick and his family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. To share a memory or express a condolence, please visit

Memories & Condolence

  1. Steve Rupert says:

    We offer our deepest condolences to the whole Remington family. Dick will be missed by all who knew him. May God bless you all, and may He comfort and sustain you with His love and strength in this sad time.
    Steve & Nancy Rupert
    Pittsburgh, PA

  2. Jim McGinnis says:

    If you ask what a man should be . .he was that. Heartfelt condolences to his sons and extended family who shared time by his side during these final days, and to Margie, a true blessing.
    Jim McGinnis & Becky Deem

  3. Bill Daugherty says:

    Dick Remington was the finest man I ever had the pleasure of meeting. I am proud he was my friend.

  4. Dan and Barb Coffee says:

    Dick was one of the first guys I met when I started in the oil and gas business in 1979. He was a true gentleman and alway took time to catch up. His contribution to the business was incredible. Our deepest condolences to all family and friends. He will be missed.

  5. Kristen Marble Spate says:

    The love that you two had for each other was palpable, Margie. You both glowed when looking at or speaking of one another. You each waited a lifetime to experience this true pure love. I wish you had more years together but am thankful beyond measure for the time that you did have.
    My prayers are for each of you as you walk this new road.

  6. Dennis Benson says:

    My deepest sympathies Margie. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and give you comfort and strength.

  7. Shirley Costa Callan says:

    I want to offer my sincere condolences to the entire family. I worked at UWS for 11 years and just to say that Mr. Remington always talked to you when he saw you and treated everyone with respect. He was indeed a good man
    May the memories last a lifetime as memories are the cushions of life. Sincerely, Shirley Costa Callan.Meadville camp

  8. Shirley Costa Callan says:

    I want to offer my sincere condolences to the family of a great man that I had the privilege to work with for 11 years. I worked at UWS and whenever Mr. Remington saw you he always talked to you and treated everyone with respect. We had some special Christmas parties too!!! He loved the company and passed that attitude on to so many. May he rest in Peace and may the memories you share last a lifetime because memories are the cushions of life. Sincerely, Shirley Costa Callan, Meadville camp

  9. Aaron Cantrell says:

    My deepest and most sincere condolences. Dick was a man’s man. Having known him was a pure blessing. Our trip to Ducan Oklahoma is a trip I still talk about today. Godspeed my friend.

  10. Junior Howell says:

    I had the pleasure to meet Dick about 4 years ago. He purchase Amsoil products for his vehicles. He truly is a humble kinda man. He will be missed. My condolences to the Remington family and friends! May God comfort you in this time of need!
    God Bless,

  11. John Vleminckx says:

    Very good gentleman,personal friend. He will be missed by everyone!! Sorry to hear.

  12. Rose and Harold Durbin says:

    He is a humble Boss and wonderful ! We will miss him! Condolence to the family! Thoughts and Prayers for all the family! We love you!

  13. Lisa Creamer says:

    Sending prayers. God Bless to all the family. Hugs to you Margie. Love you!!

  14. Nancy Parsons Schmidt says:

    So sorry Margie, for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you and your family!

  15. Erin McGinnis Connelly says:

    My siblings and I have such fond memories of spending time with Dick, Celia and their boys while we were growing up. He always had a warm smile and welcomed us with generous hospitality. Deepest condolences to his family as they remember Dick and the wonderful life he lived.

    Erin, Jay, Eric & Holly McGinnis

  16. Bill Bennett says:

    Condolences to the entire Remington family. Dick was one of the first people I met in the oil field in 1981. He quickly became a mentor to me and I learned a lot from him. I respected his patience with people that were learning the business. A man of integrity, he will be missed. Rest In Peace, my friend.

  17. Michael Yrumphour says:

    Always a kind man to me. Prayers to the family and to my high school Compadre Richard Remmington III. Sorry to hear this sad unfortunate news my friend.

  18. Paul Hesse says:

    Dick was a competitor of mine but we got along very well he always had time to talk to me! He was a very smart man and will be missed in this industry as we now lost another legend

  19. Amy Toner says:

    My deepest condolences to Margie and the entire Remington family. I met Dick at UWS in Meadville, PA, when I started back in 2005. He always had a smile and time for a conversation at the office. I am sure he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

  20. Jane and Jim Horn says:

    Our condolences to all of Dick’s family, especially his boys that we had the privilege of watching grow up on Arthur Drive. Your father was a good man, a gentleman.

  21. John Gaydos says:

    My condolences to the Remington family. I followed Dick through WVU geology and he was my first and finest mentor at Halliburton. He will be missed by all who knew him

  22. Tommy Smith says:

    Dick was a great person within our industry he will be greatly missed. He was regarded by all and won’t be replaced. Hopefully the family stays strong. RIP Mr. Remington.

  23. Claudia& Rick Trowman says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the Remington family. We have so many fun memories together…

  24. Mary McCoy Weiss says:

    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Love to you all! Adam and I both have fond memories of your family growing up. Hope to cross paths again soon!

  25. Diana says:

    We appreciated your business with your home project and the opportunity to meet you and Richard, and we were so sorry so see this news.
    Our sympathy to you and your family.
    Dutch Country Stone

  26. Terri (Dillon) Brown says:

    Margie, So sorry for the loss of your husband. I lost my husband in October and truly understand what your are going thru. Remember the good times you had together. May God give you peace and comfort thru the difficult times.

  27. Jason Clark says:

    My deepest condolences, dick was awesome! I remember his speech to the original 12 guys that started the nitrogen frac crew in Allen, ky in 2001. At the end of the speech he said we spent a ton of money so don’t mess it up. Big smile Hahahaha. RIP Boss

  28. Sharon Merrill says:

    Ray and I had the privilege of sharing travel with Richard and Margie. We went to France, Memphis and Nashville together. So wish we could have shared more time with him/them. Richard visited us in Fla with Margie and so loved the shrimp from The Freezer. Richard was a true class act. We will miss him.

  29. Jane Taylor says:

    To know Richard was to love him. He had such a kind loving soul with a quick wit. A real pleasure to be around. And no matter how he felt he jumped at the chance to help out whoever needed him. We took advantage of his great knowledge of cars when he helped us find our car.

  30. Sharon Merrill says:

    I am so glad that I got to know you for the wonderful man you were. Was a privilege traveling with you and Margie to France, Memphis and Nashville. Only wish we could have done more trips together. God Bless you Richard. You will be fondly remembered by many!

  31. Larry and Kathy Hoboken says:

    Jim McGinnis said it best….
    If you ask what a man should be . .Dick was that.
    I am one of his fast cars friends. We both had the Shelby Daytona Coupes and we drove them at Mid-Ohio sports car track and had a great time. We vied for trophies at the Dublin Arthritis Show and celebrated at the London Cobra show. We drove the Hill Country of Texas in our cars and always enjoyed the company of our “Fast car” friends. I will miss him deeply as I experience these events without him. A wonderful man and a good friend. R.I.P my friend.

  32. Allen & Beth Sidel says:

    Our condolences and prayers to Dick’s family. We have so many fond memories of our early days at Halliburton. Those were meager days for our families with kids, but on weekends we all got together and had great food and laughter.
    We will always have these memories. RIP.

    Allen and Beth Sidel
    Leesburg Florida.

  33. Nanci Shanley says:

    I am saddened to hear of Richard’s passing, and there are no words that can sufficiently express my condolences to all of his family. I am heartened that he found happiness with Margie at the end of his life, and that his last years were made richer by her love and support.

  34. Kathy and ed Roedersheimer says:

    May Dick rest in peace and his family and friends find comfort and peace in loving memories.

  35. Bruce Levengood says:

    Very sorry to learn of Dick’s passing. I relied on his knowledge and advice many times in our well drilling days. Fond memories of the UWS customer appreciation trips he led. He was your friend first, a great conversationalist and business man. He will be missed. My heartfelt sympathy to the Remington family

  36. Ralph Gregory says:

    Met Dick my first day Halliburton in 1976, that was my good luck.Dick was a good man and friend ,and teacher. My condolences to his family.

  37. Kevin Dale Walton says:

    Kevin’s Car Care extends our sincere sympathy and condolences to Margie and family. Richard was One of the nicest and most interesting people we have ever met

  38. Demkee Family says:

    Imogene,Samuel,Andrew and Don Demkee wish to express our sincere condolences to all of the Dick Remington family and friends for the their loss. We all must continue on done the path of life to pass on the wonderful works and accomplishments Dick started and was unable to complete. He lives on in the our minds of us all.

  39. David J Wilson says:

    I want to express my sincere condolences to the Richard Remington family. I was lucky enough to have Dick as a neighbor and friend. I will always remember watching him restore cars with his children. He was one of the most intelligent and interesting man I have ever met.
    I will surely miss Dick but feel blessed to have met him. God bless his family.

  40. John W Buehler says:

    I want to express my condolences to Dick’s family. I always enjoyed stopping by Dick’s “garage” and discussing cars, trucks and adventures with him. I’ll miss those times with him. God bless him and his entire family.

  41. Donna (Milligan) Muncy says:

    Margie, I am so saddened for your loss. You two looked so perfect together. My condolences to you and the family.

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