Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney, Richard W. Moyer, 70, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020 at his home. His wife, JoAnn Wehner Moyer, whom he married November 29, 1991, survives. Mr. Moyer was born June 5, 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of the late Charles Harry Moyer and Martha V. West Moyer.
Mr. Moyer attended Martinsville School until his freshman year when Martinsville School consolidated with Wilmington City Schools. He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1968 and attended Wilmington College until his graduation in 1976. Mr. Moyer attended Capital University Law School, where he graduated in 1988, and was admitted to the Ohio State Bar in May 1988.
Mr. Moyer began working for the Clinton County Prosecutor’s Office in 1988 as an Assistant Prosecutor. He was appointed Chief Felony Prosecutor in 1992. Mr. Moyer was also a lifelong farmer and had been an Adjunct Professor at Wilmington College.
He was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church, the Clinton County Farmers and Sportsmen Association, and the Clinton County Republican Central Committee. An avid weightlifter, Mr. Moyer was a member of Vital Fitness gym and supporter of all 5K runs in Clinton County.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Moyer is survived by his children, Chris (Laura) Moyer, Tara (Mike) Hudak, Sarah (Ben) Raps, Mary (William) Foster, and Leda (Austin) Volino; his stepchildren, Brenda (Adam) McGinnis and Richard Davis, a sister, Cheryl (Joe) Zelasco; and 17 grandchildren.
A Rosary service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, September 18, 2020 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 73 N. Mulberry St., Wilmington, Ohio followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:30 AM, Friday at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. Please note that due to social distancing guidelines, the capacity of St. Columbkille is 90 people and those in attendance will be required to wear a mask.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
A public celebration of Mr. Moyer’s life will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, September18, 2020 at the Clinton County Courthouse, 46 S. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Moyer’s memory may be made to St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 73 N. Mulberry Street, Wilmington, Ohio 45177 or to the Bethesda North Infusion Center, c/o the Bethesda Foundation, 10500 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.
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St. Columbkille Catholic Church
73 N. Mulberry Street, Wilmington OH 45177
Bethesda North Infusion Center
c/o The Bethesda Foundation, 10500 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati OH 45242