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St. Richard Catholic Church
Friday July 31st, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am

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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Richard Catholic Church
Friday July 31st, 2020

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Richard H. Ueberroth

Richard H. Ueberroth, age 71, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020, at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee.  He was born April 20, 1949 in Toledo, Ohio to Harold and Mildred (Ueberroth) Humberstone.  Rick was a 1967 graduate of Cardinal Stritch and attended the University of Toledo, where he obtained his Masters and Education Specialist Degrees.  He started out his teaching career at Anthony Wayne, McGregor School, and Toledo Public Gifted Program, eventually landing a job as Principal at Park Elementary School in Swanton.  He also served as assistant to the Principal at Swanton Junior High and High School. 

Rick married Carole Bencze on September 3, 1971.  He and Carole raised their children in Swanton, and Rick remained very active in the community.  Rick served as Swanton Councilman prior to serving two terms as Mayor.  He also served on the Swanton School Board.  Rick was a member of St. Richard Catholic Parish, Swanton Elks and Swanton Rotary.

Rick loved bowling on the Swanton Elks Bowling League and golfing.  He also enjoyed playing solitaire and watching wrestling and hockey on TV. He was an ardent supporter of the Detroit Lions and looked forward to being disappointed yearly. He also loved telling jokes to anyone who would listen.

Rick is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Carole; his sons, Brad Ueberroth and Chuck (Eden) Ueberroth; daughter, Christa (Chris) Bushby; grandchildren, Brock, Caden, David, Keegan, and Lilith; brother, Timothy (Betty) Ueberroth; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents; son, Brian Ueberroth and sister, Prudy McIntire.

Family and friends may visit Friday, July 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church in Swanton, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m., with Fr. Eric Culler presiding.  Interment will follow at St. Richard’s Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.



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So sorry to hear of Rick's passing. Sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Louanne Thompson Aug 17 2020 12:00 AM

we knew Rick thru school. Rick was always a fair person and visible. He will be missed

Bill & Joan Green

Bill Aug 3 2020 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss. I was one of the homecare nurses that had the privelage of taling care of him..Always enjoyed my visits and his sense of humor.
Hugs and Prayers during this difficult time

Cheryl Merrill Jul 31 2020 12:00 AM

My name is Bob Simon,grew up on Utah street in east Toledo. The Ueberroth family lived behind us on Clark street. I am 63, but have brothers Jim and Tom Simon who where Rick's age. What I remember Rick from is he must have been left handed, because he gave me one of my very first baseball gloves to use as I was the only other left handed person around my age. Just remember being thankful that not really knowing me he passed me down his used glove. Shows he was a kind, generous person back in his younger days. Just wanted to pass that along in your time of sorrow. Still thankful, Bob Simon.

ROBERT SIMON Jul 30 2020 12:00 AM

Carole and family.
We want to extend our deepest condolences to all of you. We carry many happy memories of Rick, from school to the Village and socially. May your loving happy memories sustain you through this difficult time.

Ray, Dar, Adam and Gibson Walter Jul 30 2020 12:00 AM

May the perpetual light shine upon Rick. My prayers to you Carole, and family, Rick was a good guy, I worked with him at Riverside hospital, and saw both of you many times at the Pasttimers outings.We, the pasttimers will miss his funantics, and words. RIP Rick.

Latrilla Sadowski Jul 29 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Rick's passing. We taught at McGregor at the same time.I remember him as a jolly big bear of a man. Happy he had such a good life. May the perpetual light shine upon him.

Nancy Wittman Jul 29 2020 12:00 AM

Carole, Brad, Chuck, Christa and family. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss of Rick. He was a great guy and made a very positive impact on many lives. I always enjoyed talking with him. He will be missed.

Bob Vasko Jul 29 2020 12:00 AM

Rick was always a jokester Very nice person Worked with Rick at Riverside prior to his teaching career in Swanton So sorry Carole and family

Pattie Smith Jul 28 2020 12:00 AM

To the family
I remember working with Rick at Riverside Hospital when he worked as an orderly. Always liked Rick. He was a good person.
I send my condolences to the family. Carol may you and your family find comfort in one another at this time of grief. God bless

Jacqueline King Jul 28 2020 12:00 AM

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