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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. 31 Dec 2016
    Mike Kelley says:
    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. 31 Dec 2016
    Bob Bouchard-Hall says:
    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. 30 Dec 2016
    mark daddario says:
    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. 30 Dec 2016
    Susie Spanbauer says:
    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. 30 Dec 2016
    Janine posted an image:
    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. 30 Dec 2016
    Janine lit a candle:
    Lit since December 30, 2016 at 12:18:01 PM

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

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

  16. 30 Dec 2016
    Alberto Duarte says:
    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. 30 Dec 2016
    sandy says:
    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. 30 Dec 2016
    sandy lit a candle:
    Lit since December 30, 2016 at 12:37:12 PM

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

  20. 29 Dec 2016
    Joseph Bedard says:
    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. 28 Dec 2016
    Chris posted an image:
    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. 28 Dec 2016
    Chris says:
    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. 28 Dec 2016
    Karen says:
    My heart is broken

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

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

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

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