Richard F. Rosepapa

May 4, 1941 - December 27, 2015

05/04/1941 - 12/27/2015

Past Services

Wednesday December 30, 2015
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Thursday December 31, 2015

Thursday December 31, 2015
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

Rosepapa, Richard “Rich” 74, of Bellaire, OH passed away Sunday December 27, 2015.

Rich was born May 4, 1941 in Bellaire, OH a son of the late Alfred and Wanda Whitehair Rosepapa.

Rich was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Bellaire. He has worked throughout the Ohio Valley and dedicated 26 years of Services to The Linsly School. He was loved by many and never met a person who didn’t become an instant friend. He loved NASCAR, the Steelers, flea markets, the kids he bussed at Linsly and most of all, his family.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were was two sons, Willard Mark Rosepapa and Richard Irvin Rosepapa.

Surviving is his wife of 52 years, Willo Workman Rosepapa, two sons; Kevin (Angela Gorman) Rosepapa of Tampa, Fl. and Jeffry (Jennifer Kurtz) Rosepapa of Harrisburg, PA, a granddaughter, Emily.

Family and friends received Wednesday from 2-4pm & 6-8pm at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 37th Street, Bellaire, OH where funeral services will be held at 11am Thursday with Pastor Phil Bliss officiating.

Burial in Greenwod Cemetery, Bellaire., OH.

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Idora Kimbro
8 years ago

I have known Richard and Willo for many years and taught their sons in school. What a wonderful family with whom I have been friends for many years! My deepest sympathy to each of you and may God comfort you at this difficult time in your life. Our prayers are with each of you.

Rosalie Wenckoski
8 years ago

Dear Willo, Kevin, Jeff, and family our deepest sympathy.With fond memories , may you all be blessed…Rosalie, Alysia, Jason and Jim Wenckoski

Denise Nowak
8 years ago

Dear Willo and Family…So sorry to learn of Richard’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Just seems like yesterday we talked over the back fence.

Linsly Community Member
8 years ago

Mr. Rosepapa truly did find a friend in everyone, and those feelings of love were always reciprocated. He was a genuinely good man, an increasingly rare trait.. Mr. Rosepapa deeply loved his family, and when he spoke of Willo it was with the deepest affection. His years of service to Linsly will not go unremembered. Thank you, Mr. Rosepapa. Rest in peace.

Dennis Grimm
8 years ago

My condolences to Rich’s entire family, friends and coworkers. When you met Rich you couldn’t help but like him. I had the privelege of working with him and being friends with Rich and Willo and having lunch and laughs. We will all miss him dearly

Dolores (Vannelle)Lestini and William
8 years ago

Dear Willo and Family, please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved husband of 52 years. You are in our thoughts.

Maryann Droll
8 years ago

Dear Willo —
Please accept my condolence upon the passing of your dear Richard. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers, even as I continue to remember you fondly, from our time of working together at Dollar Tree.

May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories, so that you may always have roses in December.

Ever hoping . . .
Always in Jesus,


Steve Valloric
8 years ago

I called Richard Rosepapa my Buddy Rich. He and I went back over 50 years to our bowling days at the old Riviera Lanes and many good times. Then I moved to Bellview Hgts and Rich was my neighbor for 32years. We would sit on the porch and talk sports. A
finer man you will never meet. When we moved Rich came and gave me a hug and said he
Would miss me. I will never forget that. Rest in Peace Buddy Rich, Rest in Peace

Brad Gillenwater`
8 years ago

Mrs. Rosepapa, Kevin, et al,

He was a good man. I have no particular connection to Mr. Rosepapa other than being one of the many hundreds–thousands!–of Linsly students who was transported by this fine gentleman to whatever game, meet, field trip or adventure the school had in store for us on any given day. He was a gentleman, and quietly provided young men and women with an exceptional model of reliability, loyalty and dignity.

Brad Gillenwater (Linsly Class of ’92)

Tonya hadjis
8 years ago

Dear Mrs. Rosepapa and family,

You have my deepest sympathies for your loss. Mr. Rosepapa was a kind, gentle, and tolerant person. He was always calm while driving noisy students and sometimes adults around the tri State area. He got us to every sporting event under any weather condition.

It was apparent that he loved his family and the Linsly School very much. He will be missed.