Eli M. Radick, age 88, of Jackson Twp., passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born August 4,1930, in Brewster, the son of the late Samuel and Anna (Ursing) Radick.
Eli served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Division Airborne of the U.S. Army. He married the love of his life, Helen Gill, in 1955. They lovingly raised five children in the home he custom built for them. He was a self employed plasterer for 40 years.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and American Legion Post # 224. He enjoyed spending time with his family playing card and board games, and was a fan of the Cleveland Browns and Indians teams. Eli grew the best tomatoes in Stark County.
In addition to his wife of 63 years, Helen, he is survived by daughters Mary Ann Miller (Franklin Lee Wright), Peggy (Charlie) Traugh, Colleen (John) Christensen, sons,Tom (Marianne) Radick, and Todd (Tracey) Radick, 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, brother George (Candy) Radick, sister Millie Burkett and brother-in-law Ron Harenberg.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Stanley, sisters Carrie, Helen, Eva, Daisy, Julie, Mamie, and Martha.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 2 to 4 P.M. at Heitger Funeral Home - Jackson Chapel, 5850 Wales Ave. N.W., Massillon.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 11 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Massillon with Fr. Edward Gretchko celebrant.
Private family burial to follow the service in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, Massillon.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either Golden Key-Exceptional Children, 1431 - 30th St. N.W., Canton, Ohio 44709 or St. Mary's Angel Fund, 640 First St. N.E., Massillon, Ohio 44646.
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Heitger Funeral Home and Crematory - Jackson Chapel 330-830-0148.
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St. Mary Angel Fund
640 First St. N.E., Massillon, OH 44646,
Golden Key - Exceptional Children
1431 - 30th St. N.W., Canton OH 44709