Richard L. McGee, age 69, of Point Place went to be with Jesus on Saturday evening, January 6, 2018. He was born on August 3, 1948 to Richard C. and Naomia (Ireland) McGee in Toledo. Rick retired from Toledo Public Schools. He married his loving wife, Marlene (Dobrolenski) McGee on May 27, 1978. Rick enjoyed gardening, riding his bike to Cullen Park to see all of his buddies. He also carried dog bones in his pockets to feed all of his furry friends. Rick loved animals and a good game of football. His favorite team was The Ohio State Buckeye's. Everyone that knew Rick called him, "Buckeye Rick." He also loved to play bingo with his loving sister, Penny; which he referred to her as his, "Lucky Penny."
Richard was a very loving, kind and generous person and touched the lives of many through his love for Jesus. For many years he attended services at Bono Baptist Church. Richard will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Richard took his last breath here on earth in the arms of his loving wife, Marlene and family members near by.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 39 years, Marlene; special canine companion, Bingo!; son, Richard (Christina) McGee; granddaughters, Brianna and Savannah; special sister, Penny (Carl) Norden; special sister-in-law, Marilyn (Larry) Jaquillard; special brother-in-law, William Dobrolenski and very special nephews whom were always there in times of need, Larry Love, Chris (Lonnie) , Tony (Jammie) and Nate; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rick was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ernest and Joseph; special father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leo (Betty) Dobrolenski; special brother-in-law, Leon; special nephews, Lee and Aaron.
The family will receive guests on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 2-8:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 4207 W. Laskey Rd. at 11:00 a.m. where the family will gather with guests from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thank-you to Jocelyn Perdeau, Dr. David Smith, Dr. Ameer Kabour and Dr. Barry Deran. A special thank you to Hospice of Northwest Ohio for all their love, care and support given to Richard and his family.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.