Richard Joseph Contini, 75, of Malvern, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his home while in the company of family members.
Dick was born in Dover on June 27, 1937, a son of the late Victoria (Santilli) and Rocco Contini.
He worked as a car salesman, a loan officer at People's Merchant Bank in Canton, and was a bus driver for Brown Local Schools. Dick began R. Contini Insurance in 1976 and retired in 1999. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of American Legion Post 375. He was one of the founders of the Malvern Athletic Booster Club. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Dick is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jacqueline (Bille) Contini; two daughters, Dorie (Jeffrey) Kapron, of Malvern, and Deborah (Daniel) Finck, of Lancaster; son, Vincent (Angela) Contini, of Powell; a sister, Doris Eltrich, of Parma; a brother, Donald (Marta) Contini, of Granville; a sister-in-law, Lee Contini; and grandchildren, Zachery and Max Kapron of Malvern, Casey and Sam Finck of Lancaster, and Dominic and Natalie Contini of Powell.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Rocco Contini, and brother-in-law, William Eltrich.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Malvern, Dec. 3, with Father Victor Cinson as celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church Hall Building Fund, P.O. Box 275, Minerva, OH 44657, Malvern Athletic Booster Club, P.O. Box 602, Malvern, OH 44644, or Aultman Hospice, 2821 Woodlawn Ave. N.W., Canton, Ohio 44708. Deckman-Bartley Funeral Home, Malvern, was entrusted with arrangements. Friends may express condolences at its website, www.bartleyfuneralhome.com