April 29, 1940 ~ June 30, 2010
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.