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January 17, 2011
I grew up playing with Christine , John and Marc because our mother's were good friends and tennis buddies. I remember hanging out in their great backyard and watching the Mom's play tennis . Years later, John and I both went to New Hampton School together.
I was sooo shocked to hear about his death. He was so young and you don't expect to hear these things about people your own age.
My prayers and thoughts go out to the whole Richer family and to his wife and daughter. Anne , my mother sends her condolences. She's still in New Orleans and would love to hear from you. John- you will be sorely missed.
December 26, 2010
Boy This hurts me to the soul..my buddy neighbor whom I really enjoyed spending time with..John was the sweetest of them all...His brother
Mark and parents were always there. I feel for you SO much and am SO saddened..I am his age and could not imagine having my daughter and son experiencing this tragic loss.
Hope and Love to the entire family.

Lissa (Green) Whittenberger
Pleasant St
Laconia
November 30, 2010
I grew up in Laconia with Mark, John and Christine as family friends. I remember those days to be quite magical as I look back now. When the weather permitted, my parents and the kids would play Sunday tennis at the Richer house. The clay court was an incredible playground for any of us who chose to take up a tennis racket. One Sunday either Mark or John (I forget who exactly) decided to bring out the boxing gloves. Since I was a bit older than John I stupidly figured I could win a few rounds of boxing. Boy was I ever wrong. It wasn't but a nanosecond or two before John had pummeled me into the floor. That was a humbling lesson and I never dared to challenge John to another boxing lesson. There are a hundred different stories I could tell about the fun I had hanging out with the Richer family. All the sailing and fishing. The ski adventures. So much fun is what made it so magical as I look back on it now. Anyway, I moved on in life and so did John. We reconnected on Facebook and remained in pretty close contact until he passed away unexpectedly. It sure hit me hard and still does. We seldom take the time to appreciate the joy that certain people can bring to our lives. That is until they are gone. John is a great man and friend and I'm sure he is also a great father and husband. Cliff Jones.
September 17, 2010
Dearest Nancy, Cate, all Richer Family,
I just learned this afternoon, within the last hour, that John passed away last week. Nancy, I am so very sorry..I did not know! I don't read the newspaper and was uninformed until I received a call from my salon this afternoon. At this moment my heart is broken, shocked, saddened, for you and Cate. This tremendous loss is beyond belief; there really are no adequate words to express my deep sympathy for you. While I never had the pleasure of meeting or knowing John, I know from the many years you and I have known eachother, what a dear, meaningful relationship you had together which was made even more complete and fulfilling with the addition of your precious angel, Cate. I will pray that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will strengthen you, sustain you, comfort and provide peace in the coming difficult days ahead. I will pray also, for John and his complete deliverance into God's kingdom. I know John was a good soul through and through; he touched many lives and will be missed and remembered in the most endearing way possible by many, many people. God Bless You, Nancy and Cate. With love and deepest sorrow,
September 17, 2010
Nancy,I am so sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
September 17, 2010
Dear Anne, I am so sorry to hear this terrible news. I know that your family and your faith will carry your through.... please accept my sincerest condolences and know that I will remember you and your son in my prayers.
September 16, 2010
Nancy, my heart goes out to you and Cathryn at this very difficult time. John had an aura that lifted the spirits of all around him. Although I saw him so seldomly, he was one of those people I was always truly happy to see. Claude, Kathleen, Marc and Christine-words cannot express my sincere sorrow for you, as just one of so many thinking of you and sharing your loss.
September 15, 2010
What a shocker!

Hope this is not inappropriate for this forum but want to share a quick story ... I had not seen or heard from John in many years when out of the blue I got a message from him in early August. The following was his entire message: 'if you go to marco again and do not call me i will kick your butt'. It was perfect, just as I remembered him and our many days spent hanging out with the gang on Pleasant Street.

My reply was to threaten him with a pelting of acorns that I promised to gather from Pleasant Street the next time I was there - just like the 'old days'.

His next message was this - 'I would love to take your guys offshore for some big groupers and snappers.I have a 26 ft. twin hull glacier bay we run from marco to the keys or where ever. We have had a good ten years down here we have been up to twenty carpenters at times with one corp. And done a few million plus general contracts with the other. Hate the summer but trade it for those winters. we still ski once a year in colorado. Even have cate on skis check out her pics. Freind nance she has better pics then i.'

Part of my sadness in hearing the news is that I'll not get a chance to take him up on his offer to go fishing and hear more about his life and family.

I am very thankful he reached out so recently, bringing back some great memories and a big smile for me.

My condolences to all.
September 14, 2010
Nancy, Anne, Christine, Marc and Cate,
I was so sad to hear of the recent passing of John. He always had a smile and kind word for everyone. Fond memories of Opechee and New Hampton. It was nice to reconnect with him via Facebook, and share his obvious delight with his daughter.
He will be sorely missed.

My deepest sympathies to you all.

Kindest Personal Regards,
Robin Pino (Gulick)
September 14, 2010
It's hard to impagine the pain of Anne and Claude on the loss of their son.
It's hard to imagine Nancy's loneliness.
It's hard to think about the hole that Christine and Marc must feel.
It's so sad to think of Cate without her loving Dad, and Cole without his loving uncle.
But you must know how you are all held in love and affection by your many friends.
Barb Zeckhausen

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