Richard Stewart

Richard Alan "Ric" Stewart

Sunday, October 18th, 1953 - Friday, September 13th, 2019
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STEWART, Richard “Rico” Alan
Good friend and wild man Ric Stewart, 65, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly last Friday. Ric was a former roadie and a current stagehand. A big softie, he always had a joke on hand and often composed satirical poems. He had recently acquired, and was very excited about, an electric-assisted bicycle. Ric’s warmth, humor, and even his crankiness will be deeply, deeply missed.
Born October 18, 1953, in Akron, OH, Ric is survived by his longtime partner Cindy McWilliams Closser, one daughter, Sarah (Seth) Toncar, and three “step”daughters, Caitlin (Chris) Closser Peart, Meghan (Jeff) Closser Dragowski, and Jacy Closser; he was Gimpa to Elaynah, Hannah, and Caleb Toncar and Grace Dragowski; he also leaves two brothers, Bill (Mary Jo) Stewart, and Tom (Sue) Stewart, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.
A memorial gathering for Ric will be held at Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home, 5555 Philadelphia Dr, Dayton, OH 45415 this Friday, September 20, from 3-4:30pm. Service will follow at 4:30pm. Another memorial service will be planned in Stow, OH, where Ric’s ashes will be laid to rest.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Baker Hazel & Snider Funeral Home
  • Service

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 4:30pm
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 4:30pm
    Baker Hazel & Snider Funeral Home


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Keely Ayres (assistant electrician with Rico on Ph

Posted at 02:07pm
To Rico's Family, please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Love Sarah Lucking and the McMahon family

Posted at 06:31am
Meghan, God bless you and your family at this most difficult time
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Keely Ayres

Posted at 12:25am
I toured with Rico for several years on Phantom and he was kind and funny and great to work with. Rico Suave! He has left this earth too soon and I am so sad to hear the news. To his family, I am so sorry for your loss and hope you find solace in all the love being sent from his road families. - Keely Ayres

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Posted at 08:50pm
With lots of love, Phil & Bart Rundle, Alex & Jenna Rundle, and Erin Rundle
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Kent Parker

Posted at 06:37pm
"Rico" was one of the first tech guys at Fraze to call me by name. Congenial and personable man who was good and knowledgeable at his job. Regrettably I will be unable to attend his services. God Bless him and his family during this trying time! RIP Rico! You will truly be missed. - Kent L. Parker

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