Charles R. “Dick” Say
Charles R. “Dick” Say

VAN WERT, Ohio — Charles R. “Dick” Say died at 7:13 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Van Wert County Hospital.

He was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Delphos, Ohio, the son of J. H. and Elizabeth (Delaney) Say who are both deceased.

On Jan. 26, 1943, he married Mary (Pollock) who survives him.


He is also survived by sons, Rick (Linda) Say and Bob (Gina) Say, both of Van Wert. Also surviving are grandchildren, Bart (Theresa) Say, Sarah (Matt) Sease, Amy (Tom) Williamson, and Jeff Say. There are also seven great-grandchildren surviving.

He was the founder, owner and operator of V W Auto, Inc. in Van Wert for many years. He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert, Knights of Columbus Council 6034, a life member of BPOE Lodge 1197, a member of Van Wert Rotary, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with Fathers James Say and Stanley Szybka officiating. Friends may call at Brickner Funeral Home on Sunday, April 27, 2014, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. A parish vigil and rosary service will follow the visitation. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

Preferred memorials are to St. Mary of the Assumption School.

Condolences may be left on our website, www.bricknerfuneralhome.com or sent to bricknerfuneralhome@bright.net.