Richard L. Gilsinger Sr.

January 6, 1946October 5, 2018

GILSINGER, Richard L. Sr. age 72 of Fairborn, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018 at Kettering Medical Center. Richard retired from the WPAFB Civil Engineering Group as a sheet metal mechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Leo and Gertie Viola Gilsinger; and was the last of his siblings. Richard is survived by his wife, Nancy George Gilsinger; daughter, Rhonda and husband George Gaynor; son, Richard “Ricky” Gilsinger Jr.; step-sons, Vincent L. Knisley and Michael L. Palmer; granddaughters, Jessica Gaynor and Erica Gaynor; and great-grandsons, Jason and Jaxson. He loved animals, especially dogs. Richard was a very giving, non-judgmental person, a strong believer and a true Christian. He enjoyed working outdoors and on anything mechanical. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Burcham Tobias Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St. Fairborn with Pastor Glen Henderson officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association or SICSA. Condolences and memories may be shared at


  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 13, 2018

Richard L. Gilsinger Sr.

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Erica Gaynor

January 6, 2019

Happy birthday Grandpa! I hope you had a great birthday in heaven. I miss you.

Erica Gaynor

December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas Grandpa. Today wasn't the same without you. I miss you alot. ❤

Erica Gaynor

December 6, 2018

Missing you around the holidays this year. It will never be the same without you. Always missing you Grandpa. I love you.

Erica Gaynor

November 6, 2018

Defniently missing you alot today. I'm always thinking about you. I love you Grandpa.

Erica Gaynor

October 21, 2018

There is nobody that will ever be as caring and helpful as my grandpa. He was always there to listen to anything you needed to talk about. He was always going out of his way to help anyone who needed it. There will never be a day that goes by I don't think about you. You made a difference in everyone's life. I will miss coming to visit you and talking to you for as long as I could. I know you will always be watching over me.
I love you Grandpa

Jessica Gaynor

October 13, 2018

There are so many things I want to say, but don't even know where to begin. I'm not sure if there will ever be a man as selfless, giving, and loving person as this man. I know you are where you always dreamt of being now, but I will always miss your presence and encouragement. It was unbelievable to see all the lives you touched today. You really made a difference in this world and left something behind that will last longer than anything materialistic. I love you Papaw rest in peace.

Maite Ruiz Silverio

October 12, 2018

You always hear people saying how someone was such a great person and how “they’d give you the shirt right off their back.” I never really believed that until I met Richard. He always had an encouraging word and would take time out of his day to listen or help you. One of the most important people in my life and my childrens. The only grandfather my kids ever knew. You will truly be missed. My heart hurts so bad. But I know you are in heaven watching over us now. Your memory and stories will always live on in our hearts.
~ Death leaves a heartache no one can heal... but love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Michael Montag

October 11, 2018

Richard preached with his mouth,feet and hands. He always had time to help make other people’s lives easier. He laid his life down for his friends. The joy of Christ could be heard in his voice whether it be when was getting food to those who were hungry and lonely for the holidays ,visiting those in a nursing home or taking someone to a doctors apointment..
He was a handyman for Christ. He always had a word of encouragement to help you get through your difficulties.
God has blessed Richard with the place God went before him to prepare.
May each of us take over where Richard left off and take time out of our day to makes someone else’s day better. Try to put some of Richard’s JOY in YOUR voice and SPIRIT in YOUR life. What better way to honor him than to learn from him. Remember that when someone needs your help and your too busy. Say a joyful word of encouragement to someone who needs to hear a kind word.
Yes Richard we will miss you!
Yes Nancy we are here to support and comfort you!
Michael, friend for life.