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Dave W. Ricer, 70 of Jerusalem, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021, at Arbors of Woodsfield.

He was born in Barnesville on June 17, 1950, a son of Dorothy Frum Ricer, of Woodsfield, and the late Billy Ricer.

Dave served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army from August 1970 to August 1971. During his service he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was a life member of the Woodsfield VFW, member of the Beallsville American Legion, Woodsfield Eagles, Charter member of the Woodsfield Moose Lodge, and a life member of the Knights of Pythias. Dave worked as a coal miner and retired from the U.S. Postal Service where everyday on his route he handed out candy to the kids on his route.

Dave’s greatest joy in life was his grandchildren. His grandchildren cherish all the memories of their hunting seasons together and other fun adventures that they shared with grandpa. Dave’s love for music was shared with his children and grandchildren. They all have wonderful memories of Dave playing his guitar and sing ing to them.

In addition to his mother, Dorothy Ricer, he is survived by his wife, Patricia Hartley Ricer, of Jerusalem; children, Danny (Mitzi) Graham, Eric (Alana) Graham and Amy (Craig) Reich; siblings, Rick Ricer, of Cincinnati, Gary Ricer, of Woodsfield, Jim Mahoney, of Columbus, and Rob Ricer, of Columbus; grandchildren, Tyler (Tiff) Graham, Courtney (Randy) Gallicchio, Dustin Graham, Macey (Trentt) Sprouse, Ryan Reich, Jason Reich, Mariah Reich, Donovan Graham (Alex) and Zack Graham; great-grandchildren, Ajay Marmie, Keegan Graham, Cooper Graham, Kyler Graham, Sienna Gallicchio, Tristan Gallicchio and TJ Sprouse; and many nieces and nephews.

Keeping with Dave’s wishes there will be no visitation.

Arrangements were provided by Bauer-Turn er Funeral Home, Woodsfield.