C. Richard Ike, 83, of Saint Marys, died 9:07 P.M. Thursday, February 14, 2019, at his residence.
He was born March 20, 1935, in Saint Marys, the son of Carl and Naomi (Risk) Ike.
He is survived by his children: C. Richard Ike, III of Colorado; Wendy Ike Burke of Colorado; Michael Ike of Arizona; T. A. Ike of Colorado. He is also survived by his 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; by a sister, Pat Danaher; by his former wife, Becky Lieberstein Ike.
Dick was the owner of Ike Insurance Agency in Saint Marys for many years. He was a member of Idlewild Mens’ Club; Saint Marys Rotary Club; the former Saint Marys Jaycees Club. he was the regional ski patrol director at Mad River Mountain Resort, and a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church in Saint Marys. Dick was very active in the ski patrol community, including:
National Ski Patrol since 1965.
Instructor of American Red Cross First Aid 1967-1983
Instructor of Mountaineering 1972-1979
Ohio Region Certified Examiner of ski & Toboggan Handling 1970-1988
Central Division Certified Examiner of First Aid 1970-1988
Senior Patroller 1969
Section Chief Ohio region 1972-1979
National Appointment number 4565 1975
National Ski Patrol, Assistant Ohio Region Director 1979-1981
National Ski Patrol, Ohio Region Director 1981-1986
Mad River Mountain Ski Patrol Director 1986-1988
Ski Cooper Patrol Assistant Director 1991-1995
Ohio Region Board of Governors 1972-1988
Central Division Board of Governors 1981 - 1986
Central Division Board of Trustees 1981-1988
Dick wants everyone to know “I had a great life; I worked hard, but played even harder”.
Funeral rites will be held 2:00 P.M Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 West High Street, Saint Marys.Burial rites will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon until the time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be given to St. Ritas Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to Dick’s family via Millerfuneralhomes.net