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Richard Dale Gegner

February 19, 2024

Richard Gegner Obituary

Richard Dale Gegner

May 12,1938 – February 19, 2024

Parents: Raymond and Thelma Gegner

Grandparents: Charles and Essie Tindall and John Fite and Orobell Gegner.

Graduated from Xenia Central High School 1956

B.S. in Organ College-Conservatory1961

B.S. in Music Education (University of Cincinnati--College-Conservatory of Music)

1947-1976 President of The Bethel-Tate Teachers Association

Member of the American Guild of Organist (Cincinnati Chapter)

Organist-Zion United Church of Christ (Norwood) 1958-1963

Organist-Choir Director-Mariemont Community Church-Mariemont 1963--1978

Organist-Choir Director-United Church of Christ in Oakley 1980-2016

Richard D. Gegner is Carillonneur at The Mary M. Emery Memorial Carillon in Mariemont, Ohio. He became affiliated with The Emery Memorial Carillon in 1967 as an Assistant Carillonneur and was appointed Carillonneur in 1972. Mr. Gegner became a carillonneur member of The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America in 1971 and served as Corresponding Secretary and on the Guild Board of Directors for 18 years. Mr. Gegner is coordinator of Carillon Activities for The Thomas J. Emery Memorial and has presented carillon recitals at Riverside Church in New York City, The University of Toronto in Canada,Alfred University (NY),Calvary Episcopal Church (Williamsville, NY), The Deeds Carillon (Dayton, Ohio), The Crystal Cathedral (Garden Grove, CA), Christ Church Cranbrook (MI), and the (Kayla) University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)

 Survivors include his sister Barbara Gegner Thompson; nephew Kurt Thompson (Amy); great nephew Trenton Thompson (Kayla) and Thomas; great great nephew Tobias; niece Lori Thompson Dolwick (Brad); great nephew Kyle and great niece Courtney.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Mariemont Memorial Chapel, 6713 Cherry Ln, Cincinnati, OH, 45227 from 10 am until time of funeral service at 11 am. Interment will be held privately in Xenia, OH. Clepper Funeral Home serving the family.

Memorial donations can be made to Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra







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February 24, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mariemont Memorial Chapel
6713 Cherry Ln
Cincinnati, OH 45227

Funeral Service
February 24, 2024

11:00 AM
Mariemont Memorial Chapel
6713 Cherry Ln
Cincinnati, OH 45227


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