Richard G. Hollinger


Richard G. “Dick” Hollinger, age 87 and a lifelong resident of Dover, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at the Inn at Northwood, following a period of declining health.

Dick retired in 1986 from the Timken Company in New Philadelphia, where he was a precision sound tester. He also served as vice president of Warther Cutlery and Museum for over 50 years.

Born Sept. 6, 1931, in Dover, Dick was the son of the late Paul and Martha (Richard) Hollinger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Margaret (Wise) Hollinger, who died Jan. 11, 2000; his second wife, Shirley Perry Hollinger, who preceded him on June 6, 2017; and a sister, Ellen Hollinger.

Dick’s blindness at an early age never stopped him from his many accomplishments over the years. He was a member and past president of the Dover Lions Club, life member of the New Phila Elks and former Dover Elks, former vice president of the Tuscarawas Valley Organization of the Blind, member of the Ohio Gun Collectors Association, and life member of the NRA.

Following the accident that took his eyesight, Dick was circumstantially unable to complete his high school education. His late friend, Don Peters, encouraged Dick to complete his GED. He enjoyed being a machinist and also was a collector of antique firearms. He amassed one of the largest collections of Warther Knives and arrowheads. His son Paul had the greatest admiration for his dad, and the two of them were not only father and son but were the very best buddies two people could ever have.

Dick will be sadly missed by his only son, Paul of Upper Arlington, Ohio, and his stepchildren, Mark (Cindi) Perry, Cheryl (Ricky) Brown, Matt (Sheila) Perry and Sue (Mike) Stokey.

Friends may call at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory in Dover on Friday, Dec. 7 from 5-7 p.m. Cremation will follow, and inurnment will be held at a later date in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Dover. Those unable to attend can sign the online guestbook by visiting the funeral home's website at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663, or the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065.

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