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Richard Colley Hardesty

June 3, 1935 ~ September 9, 2018 (age 83)


Richard Colley Hardesty, 83 of Zanesville passed away peacefully on Sunday September 9th at 2:34am.  He was born June 3, 1935, in Zanesville to the late Harry and Julie Colley Hardesty.

He was a successful businessman and the owner of Hardesty Insurance Agency on Maple Avenue for over 37 years.  Richard was an avid former private pilot and loved traveling with family and friends.  He also enjoyed genealogy, golfing, tennis  and touring in his RV during his retirement.  He was a member of the Zanesville Rotary for members, a longtime member of the Zanesville Country Club, and served our country and protected our freedom in the United States Air National Guard for six years.

Surviving are his wife Barbara Moyer Hardesty; a son Craig (Jennifer) Hardesty; a daughter Anne (Daniel) Eppley; three grandchildren: Alexander Eppley, Madison Burton and Andrew Eppley; and a sister Julie Helland.

A celebration of life officiated by Pete Peterson was held at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD, ZANESVILLE, OHIO.

Donations can be sent to Genesis Morrison House, 713 Forest Avenue, Zanesville, Ohio 43701.

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