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Richard "Rich" M. Shiplett

December 4, 1958 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Richard "Rich" Shiplett Obituary

Rich was always known to have a smile on his face and was always willing to lend a hand when someone was in need.  Friends, family and co-workers will remember and miss his ornery nature. He was so loved and will be greatly missed.
Richard “Rich” Shiplett, 65 of Canal Fulton, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2024. Born December 4, 1958, he was a 1977 graduate of Manchester High School, worked in various trades and retired from the IBEW Local 540 after 21 years as an electrician. He was a member of SS Philip and James Catholic Church and Northwest Touchdown Club.  Rich enjoyed boating with family and friends, relaxing in the porch listening to music and spending time with his six grandchildren.  Rich loved being a part of the Friday Night Football 50/50 ticket sales, which funds the NW Touchdown Club Scholarships.
He was preceded in death by his father, Martin Shiplett and brother, Alan Shiplett. Rich is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Tammy (Schalmo) Shiplett; children, Cara (Aaron) Rich and son, Jim (McKensie) Shiplett; grandchildren, Cesidio “CJ”, Luke, Vera, Easton, Emmett and Ella; mother, Bonnie Heard; brothers, Marty Shiplett, Roland Heard and Mike Heard.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held FRIDAY, February 9, 2024, 11:00am at SS Philip and James Catholic Church, 412 High St. NE, Canal Fulton with Fr. Thomas Cebula celebrant. Burial at Canal Fulton Cemetery. Visitation THURSDAY, 4pm to 8pm at the Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home, 624 Cherry St. E. (Rt. 93) Canal Fulton. 
In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Northwest Athletic Department (memo TD Club scholarship fund), 8580 Erie Ave North, Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614, Attention: Jim Shiplett.

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February 8, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home
624 Cherry Street East
Canal Fulton, OH 44614

Mass of Christian Burial
February 9, 2024

11:00 AM
SS Philip & James Catholic Church
412 High Street N
Canal Fulton, OH 44614


Northwest Athletic Department Attn: Jim Shiplett
8580 Erie Ave N, Canal Fulton OH 44614

Memo Line: TD Club Scholarship Fund


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