Richard “Rick” Schehl

SALEM – Richard “Rick” Schehl, 53, of Salem, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, in North Jackson.

He was born Aug. 2, 1961, in Conneaut, Ohio, the son of Mary Lou (Courson) Schehl and the late Raymond Schehl.

Rick worked for the United States Postal Service for 27 years.

He was a graduate of Salem High School, a member of the Salem Community Theatre for several years and member of the Knights of Columbus #1818.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Lou Schehl of Salem; life partner, John Damron of North Jackson; sisters, Vicki (Bob) Zines of East Palestine, Sue (Jon) Vollmar of Salem, Phyllis (Bob) Powell of Salem, Kay (Kevin) Filer of Volant, Pa., Pam (Doug) Yeager of Salem and Mary Schehl of Salem; brothers, Vince (Geri) Schehl of Boyne City, Mich., and Jim (Barb) Schehl of Stafford, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Father Robert Edwards.

Calling hours will be held one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

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