Conroy Funeral Home

Joseph Richard "Dick" Fearn

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FEARN, Joseph Richard “Dick”, 91, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. Dick was born December 5, 1927 in Springfield, Ohio to Francis and Ruth (Cave) Fearn. He retired from IHC in 1996, where he worked as a welder and heat treater for 42 years. He was also a member of St. Bernard Church, and was a veteran of the United States Navy and served on the USS Dayton as a Radioman. He was an avid baseball fan and was drafted by the New York Giants in 1948. He then went on to coach numerous teams of all age levels in Springfield, and was inducted into the Springfield/Clark County Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979. Dick was also a member of the Elks Lodge #51 and UAW Local 402. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Patricia A. (Duffy) Fearn; three children, Kathleen Fent, Kevin (Caroline) Fearn and Todd Fearn; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends, including Trudy Botkin, Debbie Hoover and Mark Miller. He was preceded in death by a sister, Delores Fearn. Inurnment will be held in Dayton National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Honor Flight Dayton. Arrangements are being handled by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.

I met Dick in 1974 when I first hired in to IHC and we spent a lot of time talking about different things the job and life. I wish I would have got to spend more time with him he had a brillant mind and I loved to listen to him. I never heard him say anything bad about anyone. He will be missed,he was a great friend

- Marvin Fowler , Friday November 8th, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to the Fern family. Have many fond memories of Dick. RIP

- Mike Murphy, Thursday October 3rd, 2019

I always enjoyed the conversations your father and I shared. He will be missed by all.

- Tom whitacre, Thursday October 3rd, 2019

I can remember visits to the Fearn house with my Mom and Dad, Dick and Anita Smith. I still remember a trip to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, sometime in the late '50s, I think. My condolences to the family.

- Thomas A. Smith, Wednesday October 2nd, 2019

Many great memories with Dick at IH and in the woods in southern Ohio. So sorry, Pat, Kevin, Todd and Kathy. We certainly enjoyed our recent visit with Pat & Dick. We send our love and prayers.

- David & Linda OBrien, Tuesday October 1st, 2019

Dear Pat and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.May you find peace in your faith. Dick's pain is over. Just remember the great times. Dottie

- Dottie Griggs, Tuesday October 1st, 2019

Fond memories of childhood in the Fearn home. RIP Dick. Love and prayers for you, Pat, Kathy, Kevin and Todd.

- Kathy Teach Michael , Monday September 30th, 2019

The world has lost a great husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Prayers for you, Kathy, and your family.

- Eileen and Bob Trenner , Monday September 30th, 2019

Sorry for the loss of a wonderful man! Dick was a generous and funny person. He was a fantastic grandfather and great grandpa to all of his grandkids! I know that all of my children love him beyond words. He always made sure that he attended sport events that his grandsons were in,and was a great baseball coach for Seth. Dick was an angel when he was living and heaven has gained another wonderful angel that was in my life, as well🙏🏼

- Lisa Raber , Monday September 30th, 2019

So sad our prayers to the family Dick was a wonderful family man The Allen's Richard and Sue

- Richard and Sue Allen , Monday September 30th, 2019