October 7, 1936 – November 30, 2019
Richard Kretschmar age 83, of Greenville passed away at 11:37 AM on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at his residence. Richard was born October 7, 1936, in Cincinnati to the late Albert Fred & Edna Mae (Dohme) Kretschmar. In addition to his parents, Richard was also preceded in death by his brothers, Carl and Don Kretschmar. Richard is survived by his wife, Norma (Cromer) Kretschmar whom he married July 30, 1967; son & daughter-in-law, Keith & Kayann Kretschmar of Greenville; granddaughters, Kourtney and Kelli Kretschmar; sister & brother-in-law, Charlene & Ronald Donohoue of West Chester; brother-in-law, Gary & Jackie Cromer of Florida; sisters-in-law, Glenna Kretschmar of Hamilton, Jean Kretschmar of Reading, Vivian Glover of Milford and Wanda Fay Edwards of Mt. Healthy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Richard served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from BASF in Greenville where he was the logistics manager. Richard was a member of the Greenville Moose Lodge, Greenville V.F.W. and the Greenville American Legion. A celebration of Richard’s life will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019, at the Greenville Moose Lodge 1200 Sweitzer St. Greenville from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County. Arrangements are entrusted to Zechar Bailey Funeral home in Greenville.
Celebration of Life
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greenville Moose Lodge
1200 Sweitzer Street
Julie Brinker Byers
December 2, 2019
Mr. Kretschmar was a great man. He was one of my dad’s best friends. I remember company picnics and Mr. Kretschmar was always quick with a joke. Golfing is how I remember him most hanging with my dad at the country club. I hear the name and it makes me smile.
I wish the family the best. I know it is difficult to say the last goodbye but treasure the time you had and the memories you made. He will always be a whisper away.
Thinking of you during the sad days but look around at all the lives he touched and smile knowing he was yours and he impacted that many lives.