OBITUARY

Richard "Rich" John Ring

14 June, 194711 February, 2019
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On Monday February 11, 2019, Richard John Ring of Marblehead, loving husband, father, and Papa passed away unexpectedly during his daily walk on the beach at the age of 71. Rich was born on June 14, 1947 in Lynn, Massachusetts to Elizabeth and George Ring. He is survived by his wife Julie Ring to whom he was married for 44 years, sister Patricia Watson, son Anthony Ring and daughter-in-law Katie, daughter Jillian (Ring) Peterson and son-in-law Emmanuel, along with four grandchildren, Brady and Cecilia Ring, and Colin and Julia Peterson.

Rich earned his BA in Economics from Merrimack College, and his MA in Economics from Northeastern University. Rich is a US Army veteran having served as a Sergeant in the Combat Engineers (1969-1972). In his ‘retirement’, Rich served as the Senior Water Policy Advisor at Warwick Group Consultants, LLC and specialized in Corps of Engineers policies and practices. Before retirement from Federal service, Rich was the Senior Economist and Economics Team Leader of the Corps’ North Atlantic Division (NAD) for seven years. Prior to that he was the Senior Economist at the New England District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for twenty-eight years. Rich took great pride in his 35-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with his most recent work with Warwick Group Consultants. Rich will be remembered for his sense of humor and his magnetic personality, always accompanied by a warm smile and contagious laughter. He was young at heart and had a passion for cars (hot wheels to hot rods), the Red Sox, 60’s music, reading, and the salt air of the ocean- rain or shine. He was an active member of the Strokers Hot Rod Club and loved attending car shows with his beautiful wife, ’55 Chevy Bel Air, and ’40 Ford in the summer. Most of all, he was a devoted husband, father, colleague, and friend who selflessly put the needs of others before himself. He was adored by his four grandchildren, and by everyone who knew him. So many remark of him fondly as having been a best friend.

Visiting Hours will be held in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Monday, February 18, 2019 from 4 to 8pm. Funeral will be held from the funeral home on Tuesday, February 19th at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady, Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Ave. Marblehead at 11am. Burial will follow with Army Funeral Honors in the Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Hearing Loss Association of America’s Walk4Hearing to honor a walk that Rich planned to complete in support of his newest 10-month old granddaughter Julia. Please direct donations to: Hearing Loss Association of America, Team RICH

Services

  • Visiting Hours

    Monday, 18 February , 2019

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, 19 February , 2019

  • Burial

    Tuesday, 19 February , 2019

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Brian Schanning

20 February 2019

Susan and I are so saddened to hear of Rich's passing. He was a wonderful neighbor with an infectious smile. You always felt better whenever you met Rich or he drove past and waved at you. I could never resist the urge to start smiling myself. For many years he was the undisputed Christmas light house decoration champion on Schooner Ridge. Julie, we offer you and your family our sincerest condolences on your loss.

Buzz Babineau

18 February 2019

I grew up with Rich, lived on waverly st. I worked at Dave's corned where we all hung out. I hadn't seen him in years but we met a the Liberty mall car show about tenyears ago. I'm so sorry for your loss and send my deapest sympathies. I met you last year a Rich's mothers wake.

Jean Plotka

18 February 2019

The best neighbor and friends. Living across the street from Rich and Julie was special. Over the years we developed a great friendship. Always fun to chat while Rich washed his cars. Or with them both while we were out . Even our dog Lucky would call on Smitty to come play while he was visiting. Rich always had a smile on his face. Your easy presence and sense of humor will be missed Rich. Our family always love your family around
Jean and Ron Plotka

Sandy Cross

16 February 2019

Julie, Anthony and Jillian: We are so sorry to hear of Rich's passing. We remember all the great times we had when Anthony was in school with Tim and will miss Rich,

Dave, Sandy and Tim Cross

Pete Trinchero

15 February 2019

Worked with Rich, was a biologist at U.S. ACOE,NED, he had a sparkling sense of humor, always a positive attitude. We shared a love of car restoration, many interesting discussions as I passed his "cube" with a cup of coffee. Condolences to family, Rich rest in peace....Pete

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