Greece: Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Predeceased by his parents, C. Homer and Lucille Richards; his mother and father-in-law, Charles and Helen Hanicker; nieces, Deborah Lenane, Wendy Soltero; loving dog, Angus. Survived by his loving wife of 45 years, JoAnn Richards; sons, Scott Richards, Kevin (Gayla) Richards; brother, Charles (Donna) Richards, sister Elizabeth (Eugene) Soltero; aunt, Virginia (Gordon) Herrick; nieces, Traci Copeland, Karen Soltero, many cousins and dear friends. Jack received a B.S. from RIT in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in June 1970. He was a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company and a proud Navy Veteran. Jack loved his family, enjoyed gardening and loved to go fishing. The family would like to thank the staff at Edna Tina Wilson Living Center, Victoria Unit for the special care given to Jack. Friends may call Friday 4-7 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. His Funeral Service will follow calling Friday at 7:00 PM in the chapel of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Seneca Park Zoo Society, c/o the African Campaign, 2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14621 in his memory. For more information or to sign Jack's guestbook please visit www.MeesonFamily.com.

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  1. Dear JoAnn
    I was very saddened to hear of Jack’s passing, while I was in Chicago. We go back to the dye group; we even shared a lab for about two years. He was always very kind and helpful to me. I know that I have lost a great friend as much as you lost a fine husband and your children lost a great father.
    My deepest sympathies to all of you. I hope the memories of better times will sustain you during these difficult times and in times to come.

    Dan Daniel

  2. Jack, -our paths crossed often e.g. Uof R and Kodak. You were a good friend always with a smile. I admired your work ethic and was priveleged to know you as a business associate. I am sad to hear of your death. May you rest in peace.

  3. Joanne,

    We are so sadden at the passing of Jack. He truly was a great guy Thinking back, we had so much fun together: the guys together at Ansco, your wedding, ‘Tiger in the Tank’, stopping by your parents on our way home from the Adirondacks on our motor cycle in the pouring rain, to find no one home, parties at Spike & May’s together, camping together in Spike’s front yard, and on and on.

    Our prayers are with you.


    Don & Carolyn

  4. Mrs. Richards, Scott, & Kevin,

    I’m very sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. I enjoyed listening to what he had to say, and it was always fun when he was around. Please let me know if there is anything at all I can do to make it easier on you at this difficult time.


  5. We are so saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. It makes the time we spent together at our 50th Class ReUnion three years ago that much more precious. Our thoughts and prayers are with JoAnn and family.

  6. With sadness I learned of the passing of Jack. While we haven’t had contact in many years, I recall Jack’s very special humor when RIT grads were together. I am very sure he kept that dominent characteristics – it was such a pleasure to be in his company.

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