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Richards, John "Jack" Thomas

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May 29, 1940 - September 16, 2018

Richards, John "Jack" Thomas

John T. “Jack” Richards was born May 29, 1940 in Youngstown, OH to Joseph and Priscilla Brazitsky Richards. He passed away suddenly on September 16, 2018.

His career was in finance, having worked in banks, loan offices and Mortgage Companies. He was of the Catholic faith but was very active in the UU First Church of Dallas. He loved Doo-wop music, doing magic, entertaining children, being a clown for charity events and war history. He proudly served in the US Marine Corps for 6 years during the Vietnam era. He was stationed in Japan. He married Janice Langford in 1961 and they had two children, Gayla and Chris. In 1989 he married Patricia Marble and became a vital part of her and her families’ lives until his death.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Richards; daughter, Gayla Richards Bondie and her children, Melody Wolford Chastain Sutton, Brian Bondie and Hannah Bondie ; son, Christopher Warren Richards and wife, Shaye and their daughters, Alyson and Madelyn Richards; stepdaughter, Audra Marble Johnson Hermanns and husband, Tom and her children, Austin Johnson and Madison Johnson; Erika Marble and Daughter-in-law, Jennifer Baker and their children, Bryce Hale and wife, Lauren, Cameron Hale and Lindsey Marble Baker; and 5 Great Grandchildren.

Additionally he is survived by two brothers, Dennis Richards and his wife Cheryl; Ronald Richards and his wife Tammy plus several nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Timothy Richards and sister, Joan Richards Campolito.

A private family service will be conducted in line with his wishes.

Donations can be made to any children’s charity.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252


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Ron Richards

September 22, 2018 10:06PM

Uncle Jack,

I have so many great memories with you and I will always look back and remember the laughs and good times we shared. I've always looked up to you for inspiration and as a veteran, thank you for your service to our country. Our paths will cross again someday and until then you will always be in my heart.

Little Ron

Austin Michael Johnson

September 21, 2018 7:37AM


Thank you for being the best grandpa a grandson could ask for. You are a blessing and I am so thankful for everything you have done for me and others.
Thank you for serving our country. One day I will be able to hug you and talk to you again. Keep on being you!


The Good Guy

Hannah Bondie

September 20, 2018 10:58PM

Pops I don't know how to accept the fact that your gone. Your were the hero on my life. I'm so lost just thinking your not here anymore. I'm sorry for all the hurt and I hope you watch me and guide me just like you always have. I love you so much pio.

Sharon Coats

September 20, 2018 7:43PM

Pat I so sorry to hear of your husband’s death. You and your
family will be in our prayers.
My love to you and your family. Sharon Coats

Amy and Sandy Ilardi

September 20, 2018 5:50PM

Our sincere condolences to the Richards’ family, Jack was a one of a kind. Our memories of him will always be in our hearts.
Amy and Sandy

Tammy Richards

September 20, 2018 5:07PM

Jack you will always hold a special place in my heart.
Loved your Smile and your great personality.
You never let anything get you down.
You will always be my brother in law

I Love You