Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


LAKE TOMAHAWK – Richard L. Taggart, 84, passed away January 12, 2023, at his home with family by his side.

Richard was born June 29, 1938, in Fort Knox, KY, son of the late Richard and Ethel Markel Taggart.

He was a supervisor of Kroger and Food Lion for many years prior to his retirement where he developed many lifelong friendships throughout the years. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in East Palestine and was involved in Lake Tomahawk conservation committees. Richard was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes.

Richard is survived by his wife of 38 years, Liz Downey Taggart; three daughters, Jean Howell of N. Canton, Katie Taggart and Tricia Taggart both of Columbus; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as a daughter, Margaret Gray.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., in Wooster, on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 11:00AM with Rev. Christopher Downey officiating. Inurnment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery.

Friends will be received 1-hour prior to the start of mass at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family with local arrangements.


  1. Sorry about his passing. Judie and I were very close.

  2. Watching Dick struggle through Meg’s death it was easy to see this was a man with a broken heart. I will be praying for peace and comfort for the Taggart, and extended families. I was so looking forward to spending more time with him talking Wooster, and especially South End Wooster, history. Godspeed my friend… until we meet again.

  3. Dick was a good man that I’m proud to have called my friend. Rest in peace and may God be with your family during these difficult times.


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