OBITUARY

Ricardo Jové

April 21, 1926January 8, 2021

Ricardo Jove, age 94, died peacefully Friday, January 8, 2021 at his home in Manhattan, New York. Ricardo was born in Barcelona, Spain and later emigrated with his wife, Maria Rosa, and their four children to the United States. Ricardo was a successful international businessman, and later served as President and then Chairman Emeritus of the US - Spain Chamber of Commerce. In recognition of his service to Spain through the Chamber, the former King of Spain Juan Carlos I presented Ricardo with the Order of Civil Merit and the Order of Isabella the Catholic. Ricardo also served as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Cervantes Institute (USA).

In addition to his wife, Maria Rosa, Ricardo is survived by five children - Ms. Rose Maria Jove Gorman, Dr. Richard Jove, Mrs. Elizabeth Ehrhardt, Dr. Martha Jove Carrano, and Mr. John Charles Jove. Ricardo is also survived by ten grandchildren - Christian, George Jr, Dorothea, Teresa, Cristina, Katherine, Veronica, Annemarie, Peter, and Richard Nicholas as well as one great-grandson, Brayden.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 348 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022

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Mª Carme Valls

January 25, 2021

I feel Ricardo very deep in my heart as being like my second father when I spent one year living with the Jove´s family when I graduated in Gret Neck North Senior High School. I'm proud to say tht he was "best man" in my wedding.
The long lasting friendship between Ricardo's family and mine started in Barcelona and goes up today despite the distance. I must say that so is between her eldest daughter, Rose Marie, and myself.
I remember Ricardo as a very kind man, intelligent, a great father, and a good friend.
I hope Ricardo may rest peaceful in heaven and that his memory will remain among us many years.
Estimat Ricardo, mai no t'oblidaré.
Mª Carme

Juan manuel Gabarron

January 18, 2021

I had the privilege of serving as director of the board of the Spain US chamber in New York. For 9 years I shared board meetings and events with Ricardo and he always were a kind and wise gentleman.

May his memory and legacy keep alive by all of us. Rest in peace.

Emma Reverter

January 18, 2021

Ricardo era una persona de una gran inteligencia, generosidad y un gran sentido del humor. Tenía vocación de mentor y una curiosidad insaciable. Humilde, siempre dispuesto a escuchar y a aconsejar. He sentido profundamente su muerte. deja el mejor de los recuerdos, una bonita familia y un lugar insustituible en la historia de los españoles que han logrado marcar una diferencia en Nueva York. siempre te recordaremos. emma reverter. ex asesora de comunicación Instituto Cervantes

Familia Puig Castello MªJose y Esteban

January 16, 2021

Dear MariaRosa and family,
We are so sorry about the passing of Ricardo. We were very lucky to know him thanks to the friendship that you had with my parents. A friendship that has lasted for three generations and is still lasting. We are very grateful for this friendship and we have been able to enjoy so many moments and great memories together. It's been a pleasure and an honor to know Ricardo. We will always cherish the stories he told us. He was a great man.
Trobarem a faltar el teu somriure. Siempre te llevaremos en nuestro corazón.

With lots of love,

Familia Puig Castelló

Agustín Mainar

January 16, 2021

Agustín María Mainar
January 15, 2021

Ricardo tuvo la virtud de ser el referente no solo de la Cámara sino de los valores que Nueva York representa. Con su "savoir faire" único nos ayudó eficazmente a integrarnos en nuestro nuevo destino, no importa las veces que hubiéramos estado en la ciudad.
Aparte de sus probadas dotes como gestor, conciliador e intermediador en situaciones difíciles pude disfrutar de su amistad, basada en su enorme experiencia, cultura y profunda empatía. Recuerdo bien nuestros ágapes y charlas interminables entre los momentos más felices de mi estancia en los Estados Unidos.
A María Rosa, su compañera entrañable, inseparable en todo momento, y a toda la amplia familia quiero enviar mi sentimiento más sincero.
Descanse en Paz.

Agustin M. Mainar.
Consejero Económico y Comercial Jefe en la Oficina Española en Nueva York. 1995-2000

Julián De la Cuesta

January 15, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Ricardo Jové.

We met each other as we attended the same parish, and you and your wife always had words of kindness and encouragement for the family, spiritual, and professional aspects of our lives: advice we hold dear and thank you for it.

May you Rest In Peace and the God of Life welcomes you and bring His comfort to your family in these days of mourning.

With kindest regards,

Julián De la Cuesta
Silvia Rodríguez Romero

Carles Casanovas Jové

January 14, 2021

Tiet Ricard no podem dir una altra cosa que moltes gràcies.

Moltes gràcies per haver compartit la teva vida amb nosaltres, perquè 6000 quilòmetres no han estat mai un impediment i la teva estima sempre ha estat al nostre costat, en els moments feliços, però també en els difícils.

Tu i la tieta Rosa heu estat un referent i un model d’amor, generositat, d’esforç i constància per a nosaltres.

Hem tingut la gran sort de poder compartir una infinitat de vivències en les trobades i converses i així estimar la cultura en totes les seves dimensions.

Sempre seguiràs molt present en els nostres records i accions.

T’estimen els teus nebots.

Carles, Anna, Pol i Adrià

Mariano Muela

January 14, 2021

He sentido mucho la pérdida de Ricardo Jové. Compartimos momentos inolvidables en su segunda época al frente de la Cámara de Comercio de Nueva York (1989-1993), a la que ayudó decisivamente a seguir adelante en unos momentos muy complicados. Y mantuvimos una perdurable amistad junto a nuestras familias.
Conoció en 1994 a mi padre, y recordaron su paso por las milicias universitarias que ambos realizaron en Castellote (Teruel).
Descanse en paz.
Mariano Muela
Consejero Jefe de la Oficina Económica y Comercial de España en Nueva York en 1990-1995

Joel Camche

January 14, 2021

It's been years since we were last together, but I knew Ricardo as a gentleman , a good and gentle man, and a wise and kind advisor, and I am glad and proud that we were friends

My respectful condolences, and good wishes, to Maria and the family.

Joel T. Camche

Nuria Hortal

January 14, 2021

Tiet Ricardo,
T'hem estimat i admirat.
Sempre estaràs en el nostre record, quan venies a Barcelona i comparties anècdotes viscudes, una vida plena, la nostra visita.....
Descansa en pau.

M. Núria i Enrique

FROM THE FAMILY