RICHARD J. JACKSON, age 67, beloved husband for 34 years of Liliane Richa (nee Daher); loving Dad of twins Jad Richa (wife Nikki) and Michele Scavdis (husband Tony); devoted grandfather of Maia, Yasmine and Jolie Scavdis, and Elliana and Henri Richa, cherished son of the late Robert and Margaret (nee Kenny); dearest brother of Timothy (wife Lori), Patty Tatham (husband Dave), Tom (wife Donna) and the late Larry (wife Cathy deceased); treasured nephew of Sheila and Chuck Tarantino and Elaine Thoren; dear uncle, great-uncle and friend of many.
Richard was born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 19, 1955. He grew up in Lyndhurst and graduated from Cathedral Latin High School in 1973. He received his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and spent his career working in Human Resources. Richard and Liliane raised their twins, Jad and Michele, in the South Euclid area.
Richard loved to play golf and was a huge Cleveland Browns, Cavs and Guardians fan and could be found at their games on a regular basis cheering them on. His favorite artist to listen to was Neil Young. Richard’s loving family describes him as friendly, social, fun-loving and witty. He had a great sense of humor. He was devoted to his family, including his extended family, and found his greatest enjoyment in life spending time with his children and grandchildren. Richard will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Providence House https://www.provhouse.org/
Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Family and friends are requested to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial Friday November 18, 2022, at 10:30 AM, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 6850 Mayfield Rd., Gates Mills, OH 44040. Reception for family and friends following the Mass.