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Richard L. 'Dick' Hirsch

Wood River 07/26/2014

Richard L. 'Dick' Hirsch, 95, passed away 6:10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Alton Memorial Hospital.

Born August 28, 1918 in St. Marys, OH, he was the son of Frank B. and Mabel (Boyles) Hirsch.

A World War II army veteran, he had been employed as the manager of yield accounts for Clark Oil Refinery in Hartford for 40 years before retiring.

On October 10, 1941 in Worden, he married the former Betty Schneider.  She died June 16, 2006.

Surviving are a son, Richard L., Jr. (Karen) Hirsch of Boalsburg, PA; two grandchildren, Kristen J. Hirsch of Washington, D.C., Brett J. (Natalie) Hirsch of Baldwin, MD; two great grandchildren, Jocelyn M. and Samuel J. Hirsch; nephew and his spouse, Steven M. Grames of Bethany Beach, DE; niece, Kathy l. Opel of Wood River; and brother-in-law, Donald L. Opel of Wood River.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife; and a sister, Margaret Grames.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wood River.  Pastor Martin Schultz will officiate.

Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, where he had been a member.

Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.

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Mark's Mortuary

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