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Richard J Jarvis
  • August 29, 1943
  • -
  • December 20, 2016

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Richard J. Jarvis, 73, passed away at his home on December 20, 2016. A native of McKeesport, PA, he had been a resident of Leesburg, FL, for the past several years after retiring as a senior executive in the manufacturing industry. An avid tennis and ping pong player throughout his life, Richard won several gold medals in his community’s tennis and ping pong Olympics. He leaves behind to cherish his memory Sandy Eanes, his devoted companion and significant other of 26 years, Camille Jarvis, ex-wife and mother of his children, daughter, Janine Jarvis, sons, Christopher Jarvis and Ryan Jarvis, brother, Robert Guy, sister, Karen Heleniak, and niece, Melissa Taub. Please share your condolences and memories with the family at www.baldwincremation.com


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  1. doug keehn says:
    27 Jun 2017
    Sorry for your loss Janine. I just read this and didn't know your dad had passed. Doug:(

  2. Janine says:
    16 Jan 2017
    Remembering when we added fruit to the sangria to make it even more fruity :)

  3. Janine says:
    10 Jan 2017
    Missing you, dad. You will always be in my heart. Are you traveling among the stars like you and Matt dreamed about?

  4. Ursula Dean lit a candle:
    07 Jan 2017
    Lit since January 7, 2017 at 1:15:19 PM

  5. Melissa Taub lit a candle:
    04 Jan 2017
    Lit since January 4, 2017 at 1:58:05 AM

  6. Janine lit a candle:
    02 Jan 2017
    Lit since January 2, 2017 at 1:09:16 PM

  7. Janine says:
    02 Jan 2017
    Yep, that was dad - verbal sparrer and impatient with mistakes :)

  8. Mike Kelley says:
    31 Dec 2016
    I played many hours of tennis with Rich and I feel you can learn a lot about someone from their participation in sports. He was always kind, generous and never lost his temper at anyone other than himself. He challenged himself to do the best he could, but enjoyed the activity in its own right. I was always happy to see him on the court because he brought happiness to us all. We also played a lot of singles because he wanted to push himself to get better, and I never had an opponent who was any more fun to be with and play against.

    In the last year or so he struggled with illness but still continued to push himself in both tennis and exercise. I admired so much his will to persevere, and his optimism in facing those challenges. I hope I can live up to that, but I do know he will be an inspiration to us all as we age.

    He was a true gentleman in every sense of that word, and the world will be a much poorer place without him in it.

  9. Bob Bouchard-Hall says:
    31 Dec 2016
    On the tennis court Rich often yelled at me when I made mistakes -- but I didn't mind at all! Rich knew the game of tennis, so I felt honored that he paid attention to me. He improved my game, and his competitive spirit made the game more fun for all of us. We miss him very much. (By the way, when Rich won the gold medal in ping pong, I won the bronze medal -- Rich coached me, but I didn't improve enough to beat him.)

  10. mark daddario says:
    30 Dec 2016
    Rich
    You were a man who was easy to know and easier to like. We met on the tennis court and you quickly became my mentor and dear friend. I loved your competitive nature, it made us friends on and off the court. I will miss the verbal sparring. It’s what guys do and we both enjoyed it with n
    o malice, just fun to see who could put together the most outrageous insult that would get a rise out of each other. Crazy, I know. Two grown men acting like children; that’s what I loved. You never lost the inner child, the zest that made you fun to be around. Dear friend I will miss you. You were a treasure found and a treasure lost not only to me but to all who loved you.
    Mark

  11. Susie Spanbauer says:
    30 Dec 2016
    We are so blessed to have a wonderful Yonek Family of cousins. So many fond memories. Rick will be missed dearly. We love you all. Our sympathies to your family. Love, Aunt Evelyn and the Gooch children

  12. Janine posted an image:
    30 Dec 2016
    This is dad visiting me in my first home (a condo) circa 2000-2001.  Chewie (who passed away about three years ago) is sitting beside him.
    This is dad visiting me in my first home (a condo) circa 2000-2001. Chewie (who passed away about three years ago) is sitting beside him.

  13. Janine lit a candle:
    30 Dec 2016
    Lit since December 30, 2016 at 12:18:01 PM

  14. Bob Guy lit a candle:
    30 Dec 2016
    Lit since December 30, 2016 at 12:44:53 PM

  15. Bob Guy says:
    30 Dec 2016
    My brother, my friend of a lifetime. You are simply the best! My memories will never fade, our memories of a lifetime.

  16. Alberto Duarte says:
    30 Dec 2016
    Richard, although I only knew you for a very brief period of time, I feel like I know who you were to a degree. I knew you through your daughter, Janine for one thing. You seemed like a very good man who believed in showing his love for the special people in his life by providing for them. I saw you as a great giver. You supported many people you cared for Richard. Unlike too many of us, your behavior did the talking for you,... in addition to your words.

    I wish I had the chance to know you better and spend more time doing the things you liked like playing tennis and trying new restaurants.

    You kept your sense of humor until the very end. My deepest sympathies to your loved ones and may you rest in peace "Sir Richard." That's an inside joke between me and him.

  17. sandy says:
    30 Dec 2016
    Honey I love and miss you with all my heart. Until we meet again, you are forever with me. We will pick up where we left off. Your loving partner.

  18. sandy lit a candle:
    30 Dec 2016
    Lit since December 30, 2016 at 12:37:12 PM

  19. Karen Heleniak posted an image:
    29 Dec 2016
    Siblings: Bob, Karen & Rick
    Siblings: Bob, Karen & Rick

  20. Joseph Bedard says:
    29 Dec 2016
    Sorry foryour loss I worked with Rich for many years at Autoroll also at Spire. He was always there with advice to help truly one of the best.

  21. Chris posted an image:
    28 Dec 2016
    All aboard, the Mendocino skunk train Aug 22, 2014. Dad and Janine.
    All aboard, the Mendocino skunk train Aug 22, 2014. Dad and Janine.

  22. Chris says:
    28 Dec 2016
    Will remember you lovingly always in my heart and mind and memories. I will miss especially all the great advice and the wonderful ping pong games! One of the last honorable men...Warf (Star Trek NG) would have been proud of you (as well as me)!
    Thanks for all the sacrifices and many jobs that helped put me thru college. Love, Chris (oldest son)

  23. Karen says:
    28 Dec 2016
    My heart is broken

  24. Janine says:
    28 Dec 2016
    Dad, I passed by the Dairy Ranch and Takis today and thought of you! Miss our dinners!

  25. Janine says:
    27 Dec 2016
    Will miss Domino's Pizza and homemade waffles with you, dad!

  26. Janine lit a candle:
    27 Dec 2016
    Lit since December 27, 2016 at 12:48:24 PM

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