C. Richard Kidder

November 15, 1923 - August 23, 2008

11/15/1923 - 08/23/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Monday August 25, 2008
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Martin-MacLean-Altmeyer-Calcutta
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, OH 43920
330-382-0600 | Directions
Cemetery
Tuesday August 26, 2008
Riverview Cemetery-East Liverpool
2026 St. Clair Avenue
East Liverpool, OH 43920
330-385-9262 | Directions
Service
Tuesday August 26, 2008
11:00 am
Martin-MacLean-Altmeyer-Calcutta
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, OH 43920
330-382-0600 | Directions
Visitation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Martin-MacLean-Altmeyer-Calcutta
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, OH 43920
330-382-0600 | Directions

C. Richard “Dick” Kidder, age 84, of Maple Drive Calcutta died Saturday, August 23, 2008 at the Nentwick Convalescent center after a brief illness.

The son of the late George T. and Eula Capehart Kidder he was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on November 15, 1923. Dick resided here his entire life retiring in 1981 as Branch Manager of the Calcutta Post Office after 33 years service.

He was a graduate of East Liverpool High School, Class of 1941, was a veteran serving with the U.S. Marines during W.W. II and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in East Liverpool.

Through his life Mr. Kidder was active with many organizations such as the Riddle Masonic Lodge 315, Scottish Rite Valley of Steubenville, East Liverpool Shrine Club, and Crystal Chapter 18 Order of the Eastern Star. He belonged to V.F.W. Post 66, American Legion Post 4, the Marine Corps League of Youngstown, the Marine Corp Association and the Tri-State Chapter of the Marine Corps League; He was also a member of the Alzheimer’s Association, A.A.R.P., the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Calcutta Lions Club and East Liverpool Elks Lodge 258.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen L. Stillwagon Kidder in 2002; they were married in 1947, and a brother Lewis Kidder.

Survivors include several nieces, nephews, cousins, and his loving friend, Donna Hancock.

Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in East Liverpool on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Dale Sutton officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery where the Tri-State Burial Group will accord military honors.

Friends may call at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Monday, August 25, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. with Masonic Services being held at 7:30 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Hospice of Steubenville.

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Scott A. Wilson
8 years ago

Dick Kidder was a close friend to my father, Eugene “Doc” Wilson. They grew up together and used to tell stories about going up to the quarries and riding wagons off the hills. My father, mother and I used to make weekend trips to East Liverpool over Memorial Day. We would place flowers on my father’sWilson and mother’sHuston parents graves. My father and mother past away in 1997. I continued to make trips to East Liverpool on Memorial Day weekend. Up untill the last two years we would go out golfing at Tarkanna near his home when I came over. We exchanged Christmas cards every year and I was sadden to here last year that his health prevented him from golfing very much. He was always very kind to me. I will miss him. I will be sure to place some flowers on he and his wife Helen graves this coming Memorial Day.

Becky Skelton Lyddon
8 years ago

Dick was a truly “fun” person. As a child growing up I have so many great memories of him telling jokes and stories. He always made the event great fun. There are memories of going on Christmas Evening to visit with Dick and Helen and sharing such good times when I was a child with my family. It was great several years ago when we were able to go back and spend an evening with he and Helen and Margie Helen and Ken. I will always remember that we got a little loud with Dick telling stories and the other diners at the restaurant applauded as we all left. Dick loved that so much. From the time I was very young he always called me “The Sarge” and even as an adult that never changed.

I will cherish the memories of a truly unique and loving person.

Vicki Skelton
8 years ago

Dick was a wonderful man. Always full of good humor and a tall tale or two. Although he and Helen were never blessed with children of their own, they were an important part of many nieces, nephews and extended families lives. I have wonderful memories of Dick from my childhood. I will always remember his animated voice and face as he told a story or joke not to mention the running jokes and pranks that punctuated picnics and dinners over the years. I enjoyed the opportunities I had to visit with him in his later years. Let’s celebrate a life well lived even though he will be missed.

Brenda Beggs
8 years ago

I was sadden to hear of Richard Kidder’s death, he was a very kind and humorous person. He and Helen were very much a part of the church and he will be greatly missed by all.

Gary Aughinbaugh
8 years ago

I was saddened to hear of Dick’s passing. Dick was a great Maple Drive neighbor and friend to all of the Aughinbaugh families. He will be sadly missed. May Dick rest in peace and reunite with Helen.

Semper Fi Marine !

Sandy Ricci
8 years ago

We called him “Uncle Doc”. I was Sand Bag Sandy. He was my father’s brother. His humor was never ending and truly infectious. It formed his wonderful outlook on life. He and “Aunt Sis” Helen came to California several times during my childhood. My father was a jokster as well and we had great times. During the last few years he traveled again to see us all and I reunited with him. Now as an adult I can say that he was a caring, loving person. He was so proud to be a Marine and loved his country. “Semper Fi”, he used to say. He was true to that definition.

To Margie Helen Johnson and Donna Hancock. Many thanks from his family in California and Nevada for caring for him during his final days. You are greatly appreciated.