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Tuesday April 2nd, 2019
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Tuesday April 2nd, 2019

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Richard "Dick" Holderbaum

Richard “Dick” Holderbaum, 80, died peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2019. He was born June 1, 1938 in Barberton, OH. He was the third of ten children born to the late Paul and Marie Holderbaum.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Michael; grandson, Jeremy; and sister, Joanne.

He was truly “one of a kind”, genuine and ambitious.  He was loyal and generous, especially to his family.  Dick had a strong faith, and was passionate about his work.  He was quite frank, and full of humor.  We think he sang everyday.

He truly was an exceptional man, who was loved and respected by many. Dick was a devout Catholic, and a member of St. Augustine Church, in Barberton. He had his own business for over 45 years, R. L. Holderbaum Construction Co.  He was a true craftsman who built countless additions to homes, poured concrete, built garages, and driveways.  He always said confidently, “there is very little I can’t do”.

He had endless hobbies, collected old trains and restored trucks. Dick loved sports, especially the Cavs and the Browns. He loved fairs, car shows and was very proud to be a Republican.

Dick was a meticulous gardener/landscaper. He spent countless hours in his yard, and it was simply beautiful.

Together with Nancy, they hosted endless parties, picnics, clam bakes, pig roasts, and everybody came to the annual Christmas party, his favorite time of the year. They were simply the best.

Dick leaves behind his lifelong companion whom he was devoted to for 30 years, Nancy Jenkins; his daughters, Laura (Fred) Prager, Julie Holderbaum and Jennifer Holderbaum (Chris Moore); his brothers, Ray (Barb), Tom (Jan), Leroy (Pam), Larry (Jan), Brent (Michele); his sisters, Pat (Rich) Studenic, Carol Meredith, Eileen Holderbaum (Lonna Carel); grandchildren, Jacob (Elosia), Jessica (DJ); great-grandchildren, Ava, Carter and Luna.

The family wishes to express special thanks to Pleasant View Nursing Home for their excellent care of Dick.

Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton, OH 44203 on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 1 to 5 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 5 p.m. 

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To Laura, Jenny, Julie and family....I was sorry to hear about Uncle Dick. I hope you are all finding peace about his passing......we know he is sure is at peace and having the time of his life. I'm remembering when we were all little at the time your dad was building the addition onto the original house on Easton. We had a ball playing on the mountains of dirt in the yard. He was always busy working on something. Now he's gotten to meet the real carpenter face to face.

Dawn Solomon Apr 3 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard "Dick" Holderbaum

Dawn Solomon Apr 3 2019 12:00 AM

great friend you will be missed rest in peace

warren and carol dronebarger Apr 2 2019 12:00 AM

Mr. Holderbaum was a great guy. He did a lot of construction work for myself and my family and helped to make our homes beautiful. He was a friendly fellow, and even though I didn't know him well, he felt like a family member to me, sort of like an uncle.Mayhe rest in peace and enjoy being in the presence of God.

Scott DuFore Apr 2 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard "Dick" Holderbaum

Jimmy &Tami Paul Apr 2 2019 12:00 AM

Very sorry for your loss Laura and Fred. God Bless you and your family.

Jim Hogan Apr 1 2019 12:00 AM

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