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Official Obituary of

Richard Ira Kiehl

October 5, 1930 ~ March 10, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Richard Kiehl Obituary

Richard Ira Kiehl passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday, March 10, 2024 after a lengthy stay at Salem West Healthcare Center. He was 93.

Born October 5, 1930, Rich was a lifelong Ohio resident, having lived the last 60+ years in New Waterford with his wife Janet (Harroff) Kiehl whom he married March 31,1962.

He was a hard worker, always fixing a truck, working on some other "project" or an outside activity.  He worked a few years at Columbiana (Pump Company) Foundry to keep a roof over his family's heads. He owned Kiehl's Ashland Gas in New Waterford in the late 60's. Mostly Rich drove a semi, which he loved to do, until at age 80 he was forced into retirement because insurance companies would no longer cover him - even though he had a spotless driving record, of which he was very proud.

He served in the Army, was stationed in Alaska at a radar station and loved to tell about his adventures (escapades!) there.

He loved to hunt and was always eager to show off his guns accompanied by more stories.

Rich was preceded in death by his wife (March 16, 2017) and repeatedly said he wanted to pass so he could be with her again. His wish was finally granted.

Rich is survived by siblings Melvin and William (Bill); son, James (Cathy Harker) Beiling, step-children, Deborah Caupp and Janet (William Letcher) Callahan; grandchildren, Jasmine (Anthony)Ambrose, Austin Beiling, Travis Beiling, Shanea Beiling, Cameron Beiling, Tiffany (Brian) Jones, Gary Hollander, Joshua (Stacey) Callahan, Erin (Joseph) Arico; great grandchildren, Mila, Zuri, Alaric, Jade (Jarrett), Jordan, Tanner, Milla, Gavin, Ryan and Caleb; and great great grandaughters, Octavia and Azealia.

Besides his parents, Albert and (Mary) Loreena (nee Green) Kiehl, Richard was preceded in death by siblings Marion, Wayne, Donelda (Sis), Jeanette (Jean), Vera (Betts), Clara (Boots) and James (Jim).

Graveside services will be held in lieu of a funeral at a date to be determined.

Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S Silvat, Inc. Share memories or send condolences by visiting

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