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Richard Michael Maas

May 1, 1953 January 28, 2019
Richard Michael Maas
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Obituary for Richard Michael Maas

Richard Michael Maas, age 65 of Dadeville, AL, died at home January 28, 2019 after a battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.

Rick – known by many as Duke – was blessed with 43 years of marriage to his loving wife, Cheryl (Snyder) Maas and was the devoted father of Erik (Courtney) Maas of Alabaster, AL, and Kristin Maas of Mobile, AL. He is survived by sisters Linda (Ralph) Kessler of Carey, Marianne Maas of Rossford, and brother Joseph (Brenda) Maas of Rossford. Also surviving are six nieces, five nephews, four aunts, dozens of cousins, and a second family that includes the Snyders of Perrysburg, and Foughts of Ottawa.

A former member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waterville, Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Urban ”Pat” and Margaret (Burgei) Maas, sister Donna Sherwin, her husband Chris, nephew and godson Matthew Kessler, nephew Luke Kessler, niece Dora Fought and father-in-law Louis Snyder.

Born in east Toledo, on May 1, 1953, Rick was a graduate of St. Louis grade school, Cardinal Stritch High School and BGSU, where he and Cheryl met and fell in love. They were married August 1, 1975.

A longtime journalist, Rick spent much of his career covering sports. He started at The Blade as a phone clerk at age 14, later led several award-winning sports and news departments, and eventually rose to role of executive editor at The Tampa Tribune in 2012. Rick made other career stops at The Roanoke Times, the St. Petersburg Times, a return to The Blade, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Opelika-Auburn News, retiring in July, 2018.

As he and Cheryl moved around the country, Rick applied his faith in his daily life, as well as a volunteer youth coach and in church roles, serving on education and youth committees, teaching Sunday school, leading small groups, serving as a Eucharistic lay minister and as an elder.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on February 9, 2019 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waterville, OH. The family will receive guests one hour prior to the service. Officiating will be the Rev. Steve Bauerle and Rev. Ken Pollitz. Internment will take place in a private family committal service at Lake Township Cemetery, Millbury, OH. An additional memorial service will be held at Sardis United Methodist Church, Dadeville, AL on February 23, 2019 at 2 pm.

The family respectfully declines the gift of flowers and requests that memorials take the form of contributions to: the Matthew Kessler Memorial Fund 9938 W. County Road 59, Carey, OH 43316, or Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 22 North Second Street, Waterville, 43566.

Those wishing to express a word of encouragement or share a memory or photo may do so at www.marshfuneralhomes.com. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Luckey, OH.


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Memorial Service

Saturday

9

Feb

11:00 AM 2/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

22 2nd Street
Waterville, OH 43566

There will be a time of visitation with family beginning at 10 a.m. until time of service. Officiating, will be Rev. Steve Bauerle and Rev. Ken Pollitz.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
22 2nd Street Waterville 43566 OH
United States

Luncheon

Saturday

9

Feb

12:00 PM 2/9/2019 12:00:00 PM
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

22 2nd Street
Waterville, OH 43566

There will be a bereavement luncheon served in the church fellowship hall immediately following the memorial service.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
22 2nd Street Waterville 43566 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Lake Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

3550 Walbridge Rd.
Millbury, OH 43447

3550 Walbridge Rd. Millbury 43447 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

22 2nd Street
Waterville, OH 43566

Matthew Kessler Memorial Fund

9938 W. County Road 59
Carey, OH 43316
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