Richard F. Sleith

November 13, 1936February 20, 2018
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RICHARD F. SLEITH age 81 of Chester Twp. died February 20, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Janette (nee Baxter); loving father of Sharon A. (Kevin) Watt, Sandra E. (Nestor) Papageorge; devoted grandfather of Kevin (Mary Joy) Watt Jr., Nicole (Mark) Willinger, Nicholas Papageorge, Sean Watt and Sophia Papageorge and great grandfather of Brianna Watt, Brooklyn Hansen and Hendrix Willinger; loving brother of Harry (Deceased) (Carol) Sleith and brother-in-law of George G. (Joan) Baxter and dear uncle of Lisa Sleith, Mark Sleith, George Baxter Jr. and Angela Baxter. Friends may call at GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT. 306, NORTH OF MAYFIELD RD.) CHESTERLAND, OH 44026 ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2018, 1-3 P.M. AND CONCLUDE WITH A SERVICE OF CELEBRATION AT 3 P.M. Private family interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Geauga Humane Society Rescue Village, 15463 Chillicothe Rd., Novelty, OH 44072.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, February 25, 2018

Richard F. Sleith

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Sue Jasinski

March 5, 2018

Jan & Family,

My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. May God's blessings be with you and bring you comfort.

Donald Soper

February 27, 2018

Don and Joan Soper

We will have many great memories of Dick and our too brief meetings in Florida. Our prayers are with you and family, Janette.

Tom Angelotta

February 25, 2018

As a student at Brush HS in the early 1980's I was very fortunate to be part of the class that Mr. Sleith taught. He was an excellent role model that taught us practical skills. For me his concern and guidance made a super positive difference. He had a brief but important impact upon my life. His family should be very proud of him. I will always remember him as a great man. My sincere condolences to his family.

Orin Marvin

February 25, 2018


Marilynn and I so sorry to hear about Dick. I have many fond memories of teaching with Dick over the years as well as memories of our social gatherings. He was an outstanding individual and will be missed. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Kay Nevar

February 24, 2018

Dear Janette, Sharon, Sandra, and families,
I hold many fond memories of Dick, Janette, and the girls beginning with the day we moved onto Chatworth Drive and discovered that we were to be neighbors. I watched the girls catch the bus, and Dick and Janette grow and can a plethora of tomatoes. Dick loved his garden and I shared his love of bluebirds and back yard feeding stations. But mostly I will remember Dick for being a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. Rest In Peace Dick and peace to all you leave behind.

Cindy Schneider

February 24, 2018

While I've only had the pleasure of spending time with Richard and Janette once at Christmas dinner 2016, I've heard many wonderful stories about them from my friends Carol, Lisa, and Mark Sleith. My deepest sympathy goes out to Janette, the entire Sleith family, and their friends upon Richard's passing.

David and Barbara Tucker

February 23, 2018

We were sorry to hear of the passing of Richard. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Angie Horvath

February 23, 2018

Dear Janet My sincere sympathy to you and your family. I will miss seeing him out in his yard.

Fred Nevar

February 23, 2018

The mention of Dick's name will forever rekindle a wealth of fond memories that have been immortalized over the past 48 years. As a coach, neighbor, and true friend, he has made an impact on my life and his memory will remain. RIP


February 22, 2018

To the family of Richard sleigh,
May the family receive the comfort and peace God supplies in abundance in such time of need..My deepest sympathy.