Obituary for Richard "Dick" Chamberlain
ALLIANCE, OHIO – Richard Alan “Dick” Chamberlain, longtime East Liverpool resident, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Altercare of Alliance following a lengthy illness. He was 85.
Born in Dixonville, September 9, 1932, he was a son of the late Leroy and Alice Chamberlain. A member of the East Liverpool High School Class of 1950, he was a standout baseball player and continued to play for many years. Through the years, he was a pitcher for many area teams including Georgetown, Irishtown, Riverview Florist, Higgs Inn and Cox Construction. He later coached little league baseball when his sons played and was active in the Olde Timers Baseball League.
For many years, he owned and operated Chamberlain Heating and Cooling in East Liverpool. Previously, he worked as a timekeeper at the former Mackintosh-Hemphill Company.
Dick was a man of strong faith and believed in the power of prayer. He was a member of the Northside Community Church and previously was an active member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church where he was an elder and Sunday school teacher.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Wolf Chamberlain, of Hartville. The couple married June 23, 1962. Together they raised three children, a daughter Kay Lynn Shetler and her husband, Brian, of Green, Ohio, and two sons, Randy Chamberlain and his wife, Kathy, of Solon, Ohio, and Scott Chamberlain and his wife, Ginny, of East Liverpool. There are seven grandchildren: Rachel Mattern and her husband, Toby, Matthew Chamberlain, Olivia and Ethan Chamberlain, Nate, Drew and Luke Shetler.
Two brothers survive as well, Donald Chamberlain and his wife, Joyce, of East Liverpool and Calvin Chamberlain and his wife, Carla, of Dixonville, along with a sister-in-law Ruth Chamberlain of Ashville, Ohio.
Earlier this year, he was preceded in death by a brother Lee Chamberlain.
Pastor Larry Rose of the Northside Community Church will conduct a funeral service Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Dawson Funeral Home where friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. up until the time of the service.
Burial will be at Columbiana County Memorial Park.
Following the service, friends and family will gather at the Dawson Family Center for fellowship.
Dick loved Thompson Park from the time he was a child to later in life. He helped during the construction of the swimming pool, he played baseball on its fields and enjoyed hiking in the woods. Memorial tributes may take the form of contributions to benefit Thompson Park, in care of the Fawcett Foundation, P.O. Box 458, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920.