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Friday June 29th, 2018
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Richard E. Via

Celebrating the life of Richard “Dick” Via, age 87, of Eaton, OH, who passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, IN. He was born March 3, 1931 in Pyrmont, OH to the late Groft O. and Hester (Richards) Via. He was a member of the Eaton Church of the Brethren, Eaton, OH and the Southern Ohio Brethren Disaster Ministries. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother Jim Via; great grandson Jacob Allen Deacon; and grandson Shaun A. Williams. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Patricia “Pat” (Smith) Via; son and daughter-in-law Kevin and Charlene Via; daughter and son-in-law Cris “Sammy” and Phil Deacon; grandchildren: Amber Williams, Bryan (Kelley) Deacon, Brianne (Brandon) Davidson, Joshua (Tosh) Via, Andrea (Brian) Whiteley and Carrie (Eric) Laspe; 21 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Eaton Church of the Brethren, 813 Camden Road, Eaton, OH. Burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the church. Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton is assisting with arrangements. Memorial Contributions may be made to Brethren Disasters Ministries (SOD), PO Box 785, Greenville, OH 45331. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com

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Dick (Grandpa) was our neighbor for some years. He and Pat became family in a short amount of time. He and pat made such a impact on us and our son Owen. He has always called them grandma and grandpa. Dick was the only grandpa he has ever known and he will be so missed by us. We love you, Grandpa, fly high.

Ronni Jun 29 2018 12:00 AM

We have had the privilege of getting to know Dick & Pat over the last several years as his grandson Bryan Deacon is married to our daughter, Kelley. We have grown to love them both and have enjoyed spending holidays and family celebrations with them. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family of Grandpa Dick. He was truly a very special man and will be missed. PTL we'll get to see him again. Eddie & Sharon Gibbons

Eddie & Sharon Gibbons Jun 26 2018 12:00 AM