Locally, he was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Parish, Holy Family Parish, and Our Lady of Sorrows Parish.
He enjoyed playing golf and gin rummy at Wildwood Golf Club and served as its president. For many years, he and his wife owned season tickets to the Cincinnati Reds and the Miami University football games.
One of his daughters, Sharon Touchton said since her father worked at Armco and the Manchester Inn he knew everyone in Middletown, those who had lived here for years and those just moving into town. He also served as a historian of the city and the steel mill, she said.
“There were times when someone would post a picture on Facebook and ask for help and Dad would say, ‘That’s so and so. And that’s so and so,’” she said.
Her father also was an avid storyteller, a trait all three girls will miss, she said.
“Even the stories we heard hundreds of times,” she said with a laugh.
He’s survived by his daughters Sharon (Robert) Touchton of Maineville, Betsy Dougherty of Naperville, Ill. and Janet (Carl) Leveridge of Stuart, Fla.
Funeral services are private and are being handled by Wilson Schramm Spaulding Funeral Home.