OKLAHOMA – Hideaway Pizza founder, Richard Dermer passed away late Friday, according to multiple reports.
We're sad to report Richard Dermer,Hideaway's founder & passionate kite flyer ,passed away last night."The Big Kahuna" will sorely be missed—
Hideaway Pizza (@hideawaypizza) March 15, 2014
Please FLY A KITE this weekend in honor of Richard Dermer.—
AKA Online (@AKAKiters) March 15, 2014
Richard Dermer was a fantastic person. I hope one day I will be as amazing and as giving as he was.—
Stephanie Dermer (@StephanieDermer) March 15, 2014
The pizzeria was founded by Richard Dermer and Marti Dermer in 1957 in Stillwater, Okla.
At the time, it was only the second pizzeria in Oklahoma.
A Stillwater native, Dermer worked at Hideaway before he and his wife Marti decided to purchase the pizzeria.
Not only was Dermer passionate about pizza, later he developed a love for kites.
Dermer and his wife’s kite collection has been seen on the walls of the Stillwater Hideaway Pizza restaurant.