Jerome B.
Rochester: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at age 88. Predeceased by his wife, Ruthe Rickard; brother, Jack Rickard; grandson, Dwayne Frank. Survived by his daughters, Gail (Thomas) Scalzo, Lynn (William) Westland, Robin Levitt, Kerry Rickard; brother, Robert (Beverly) Rickard; sister, Joan Rickard; grandchildren, Michael, Weston, Jerome, Lori, Christopher, Jaime, Melissa, Maggie & Brendan; 6 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Dr. John Robb, the Unity nurses and staff, Hildebrandt Hospice staff and friends at Fleming Point for the loving care given to Jerome. Friends may call Friday 4-7 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. Private Interment, Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice or the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm in his memory.

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  1. Grandpa – I know you’ll always be with me in my heart, but I still can’t help miss you (and Gram) more than you could ever know. I love you! XOXO ~ Lori

  2. I happened upon this notice and my heart goes out to the family of Jerome Rickard. Though I do not know the family I wanted to convey my sympathy and share with you the thought from the bible that I look to at times such as these, Our heavenly Father Jehovah hates to see us in pain. A beautiful hope we look forward to is Revelation 21:3,4 where it promises that all those in the memorial tombs will come out. What a time of celebration when we will be crying tears of joy instead of sorrow. I again am sorry for your loss. With sympathy, Jo Edwards

  3. Kerry, Lynn, Robin, & Gail,
    My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. As you look around, you will feel the love he gave & all the happy memories you all shared over the years.
    Pam & Gary

  4. Kerry, Maggie and Brendan,

    We were sorry to read of your Dad and Grandfather’s passing. We knew that he was seriously ill because of a conversation that I had with Uncle Jim Harrigan last week. Our sincere condolences from all the Ernie and Evelyn Gates Family.

    John and Carol

  5. Lynn, I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. I know what a tremendous loss you must feel as I also lost my dad 3 weeks ago and my Mom 1 week ago. No matter how we prepare ourselves, we’re never ready to let them go. You’ve been a great friend to me and helped me through my difficult time and I want you to know that I will be there for you. Your father and my parents are all in a better place where there is no more pain. My prayers go out to you and your family.

    Your Bestest Friend Carol Randazzo

  6. Our condolences to you Robin and your
    whole family. He touched a lot of lives,
    may you have comfort and peace with
    your memories. He continues to live on through you and your children and

    Love Gerry & Vic

  7. To Mr. Rickard’s Girls
    I am sure your Dad was very proud of his girls and you should all rejoice in the time you had together and remember all the happy funny moments together. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Take care of each other.
    Love, Rob and Dee

  8. to the girls im very sorry for your loss.I can,t begin to tell you how much fun we had with your dad at ridgemont p.o. What a great guy!!!I can,t help but think he will make heaven a much happier place..GOD BLESS..Pat Russo

  9. Vince and I send out sincere sympathy for the loss of your brother Bud. We hope the fond memories of him give you comfort at this time. Aunt Francie was a very dear person and we wish the best for the rest of the fam.zsw9

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