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Richard E. Gano Sr., age 86 of Sidney, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 at Hospice of Miami County. He was born April 9, 1933 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Gerald N. Gano and mother Alyce (Houghton) (James E.) Malone. On December 26, 1952 he married Marlene M. Greer Gano and she passed away on March 19, 2014.
Richard is survived by son Richard Gano Jr. of Elizabeth Town, KY; daughter Jacqueline (Timothy) McBride of Sidney; six grandchildren Richard E. Gano III, Stephanie Doane, William J. Philpott Jr., Christine (Jayson) Philpott, Jesse Gano, Jaime Gano; four great grandchildren Kayla Bierlein, Jordan Bierlein, Luke Gano, Sarah Doane; brother John Gano of Alabama; sister Patricia Knepper of California. He was preceded in death by sons Gerald Norman Gano and James Edward Gano.
Mr. Gano retired after serving in the United States Army after many years. He was an over-the-road driver for many years before his retirement. He was of the Christian faith and was a member of the American Legion Post 217 and the Elks Lodge in Florida. He loved to fish, woodworking, taking long car rides, and yard work. He loved spending time with his family most of all.
Family and friends may call Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney. Services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Earnie Jones officiating with full military honors by the United States Army and American Legion Post 217. Interment will be held at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco. Donations may be made to S.C.A.R.F. (Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation), P.O. Box 671, Sidney, OH, 45365. Condolences may be expressed online at theadamsfuneralhome.com.