CANTON, Ohio — Richard T. “Dick” Kiko Sr., 73, went to be with the Lord October 19, 2013, after a sudden illness.
He was a life resident of Canton, 1958 graduate of Canton South High School, and was a graduate of both the Missouri Auction School and the Indiana University Certified Auctioneers Institute.
He established the Kiko Agency in 1969 and was a second generation co-owner of Kiko Auctioneers; founded in 1945.
Dick was an inductee in both the Ohio and National Auctioneer’s Association Hall of Fames, past president of the Ohio Auctioneer’s Association, former commissioner on the Ohio Auctioneer’s Commission and a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient of the Stark County Association of Realtors.
Dick was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church, Canton Council No. 341 Knights of Columbus, Lincoln Continental Owner’s Club-Ohio Valley Chapter, Rotary Club of Canton, and was a Paul Harris Fellow recipient.
He was a licensed pilot and member of the East Central Ohio Pilot’s Association and the International and Ohio Flying Farmers.
Dick and his family had hosted for 35 consecutive years the Big Brother’s and Big Sister’s Fall Hay Ride. He was also active in many other organizations.
Survived by his wife of 52 years Patricia (Trbovich) Kiko, of the home; eight children, Kristine (Jeff) Kiko-Cozy of Plain Township, Lori Kiko (Randy Compton) of Hartville, Colene (Rob) Stevens of Plain Township, Richard (Maureen) Kiko Jr. of Lake Township, Peter (Joan) Kiko of Dalton, Kathleen (Andy) Cozy of Louisville, William (Tifany) Kiko of Bolivar, and Trisha (Jay) Gainey of Lake Township; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Wanda Lahr of Navarre, Margy (Bill) Cleary of Mantua, and Bertha (Lennie) Milano of Minerva; and eight brothers, Dan (Pam) Kiko of Salem, Fred Kiko of Carlsbad, Calif., James (Suzanne) Kiko of Paris, Thomas Kiko of Canton, L. Joe (Janice) Kiko of East Canton, Eugene (Ame) Kiko of Canton, Russell Jr. (Pam) Kiko of Salem, and John (Lynn) Kiko of Marlboro.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Colletta Kiko, and a brother, William Kiko.
Family and friends will meet Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial with Father Donald Feicht as celebrant.
Burial will be in Warstler Cemetery.
Friends may call Oct. 23 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.