Richard W. “Dick” Ankrom, 81

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Richard Wallace “Dick” Ankrom, 81, of Scio passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Union Hospital, Dover of complications from COVID-19.

Born June 14, 1939, in Smithfield, he was a son of the late Everett and Stella Ankrom.

He worked at the Y&O Coal #2 Mine in Hopedale for around 25 years. Prior to that he worked at the Scio Pottery.

Dick was a member of the UMWA Local #1304 and enjoyed keeping in touch with his fellow mine workers. He was a lifetime member of the Scio Sportsman’s Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger years. More recently he enjoyed watching the birds he fed at his house and spending time with his loving dog, “Bear”.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Janet Stevens Ankrom, May 6, 2014;  brothers, Ralph, Jay and Tom; and sisters, Martha, Edna, Inez, Helen and Jean.

Surviving is his companion of the past five years, Marcia Henry Trushel Ankrom, whom he married Dec. 18, 2019; his daughters, Penny, Shawn and Cindy Ankrom, all of the Cleveland area; grandchildren, Nick and Sami Krankovich; a great grandson, Hayden; stepchildren, Peggy (Eric) Horn and Curtis Trushel; and a sister, Doris Birney of Jewett.

Private services will be held at Koch Funeral Home, Scio with burial in Grandview Cemetery, Scio. A community celebration of remembrance is being scheduled for a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s or American Heart Association.          

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