Richard W. Agin, 88, of Zanesville, died at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 03, 2012 at his home. He was born on July 10, 1923 in Zanesville to the late Lloyd A. and Helen L. Fluharty Agin. Richard lived in Akron, Oh from 1939 to early 1940. He graduated from North High School in the Class of 1941. After graduation he went to work at Goodyear Aircraft, where her built Vought corsair fighter planes and P.B.M.Y. Patrol Bombers during the war. He later returned to Zanesville and worked at Hazel Atlas Glass Factory and was an inspector and installer for Mosley Elevator and the State Inspector for Ohio. Richard was a member of Lafayette Lodge #79 F. & A. M., Grand Council Royal & Select Masons of Ohio - Zanesville Council #12, 32nd degree Mason Valley of Cambridge, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio- Zanesville Chapter #9 and Amrou Grotto #45. He played baseball for Hazel Atlas for nine years and also enjoyed playing softball. Later in life Richard enjoyed fishing with his best friend, and brother, Cameron.
Surviving are a daughter, Pamela C. (Charles) Kerwood of Nashport; three grandchildren, Charles A. Kerwood III of Bonita Springs, FL., Richard W. (Jackie) Kerwood of Marysville and Wendy D. (Bill) Hunter of Dresden; five great-grandchildren, Courtney Kerwood, Ashley and Blake Kerwood, and Brooke and Hadleigh Hunter; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Mary Virginia Wheeler Agin, who died on October 3, 2003; two brothers, Cameron & Walt Agin; and three sisters, Dorothy, Ruth and Bonnie.
Upon Richards request there are no services being held. A dignified cremation will take place.
A special thanks to the staff at Adams Lane Care Center for the care they provided for Richard during his short stay there.
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