Kevin James Rich

Kevin Rich - West Brighton, NY - Rochester Cremation

Kevin James Rich of West Brighton, NY born February 12, 1959 passed away peacefully, on May 22, 2021. He was a constant in many lives – a friend to all. Kevin was known for his hard work throughout his professional and personal life. He was always willing to lend a hand, an ear, and his heart. His children and his grandchildren were the joy of his life, bringing him much pride. He enjoyed sailing, tinkering, and riding his many Harleys. He had a love of collecting things, and if you needed it, he had it, or the parts to fix it. As a long-time member of AA, he gained a whole community, much like an extended family. Through these relationships he touched many lives, walking with them down the path of sobriety. He will forever be remembered for being the kindest soul in the room, with the most contagious laugh and smile. It’s important to remember, as he would say, “Be kind to yourself.”

He is survived by his daughters Jessica Rich, Emily Rich, and Candace Ellis. Grandchildren; Abbigail, Vincent, Kingsley, Chris, Nathan, and Jaylynn. He is survived by his mother Marilyn A Rich (Hancock), predeceased by his father Stanley G Rich. Survived by seven siblings: Marsh (Vicki) Rich, Eric (Maureen) Rich, Amy (Bill) Louk, Adam (Mary) Rich, Nelson (Peggy) Rich, Heidi (Vladimir) Fabre, and Sarah Rich. Many nieces and nephews; Nate, Trevor, Margaret, Rose, Charles, Myles, Molly, Rudy, Dimitri, Anne, Matt, and Adam. Survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

As a tribute to Kevin, do something nice for someone who could use it. Be there for a friend in need. That is what he would have done, and that’s what he would want.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to email with any pictures or memories you may have.

Celebration of life for close friends and family to be held at a later date.

13 Condolences

  1. Suzanne M Cardner on May 28, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    He was the kindest soul and I will miss him so very much.

  2. Tanner family on May 28, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Very sorry for your loss Jessica and family

    • Joel H on May 28, 2021 at 6:34 pm

      Kevin, you will be missed. Whether on the water sailing with Mac or on the road headed for Vermont. Thank you for being such and amazing friend. Tell Bob to change his straw in his coffee mug. Give him a big squeeze from me. He was so proud of you. Much love my brother. Rest easy!

  3. John Currie on May 28, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    First, thank you to whoever wrote this wonderful tribute to Kevin. It really does his life justice. I will always remember Kevin’s kindness, helpfulness, and sense of humor. We shared a lot of laughs. I also admired Kevin’s love of his children, grandchildren, and all his family. A good man.

  4. Lisa Milne on May 28, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    So sorry for the the loss of Kevin. He was always kind to me. Many prayers and sympathy for you all.

  5. kate and pat on May 28, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Kevin will be greatly missed. Humble, kind and stoic come to mind when we think of him.
    Always there to lend his experience, strength and hope. Rest in peace and love Kevin.

  6. Kenneth Hancock Jr on May 29, 2021 at 2:30 am

    Cousin Kevin you are more than a cousin your brother to many many people too many to count you are an inspiration to many your love of family was unparalleled we traveled many roads together from Cape Cod to Miami from Long Island New York city does Chicago many many places in between The good times were too many to count we’re all gonna miss you brother with love man say hi the grandma your dad Richard my mom and dad if you can fit I’m sure you’ll be having a party one way or another

  7. Tom Gottschalk on May 31, 2021 at 10:34 am

    We’ll miss you Kevin!! Great person, great to work with!! Got to know him 4 years ago working at Stoneys parts plus. Turns out our circles crossed as well with his friends and family and mine!! God bless you Kevin!!

  8. Mike L, Turning Point on June 3, 2021 at 7:00 am

    Rest in peace, Kevin, thank you for passing along the message to all of us. Truly a part of the “we.”

  9. Scott Harrison on June 3, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Though I only knew him for a short time he was like a brother to me. R.I.P.

  10. Phil Wright on June 3, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Got to know Kevin over the last couple years- in the “rooms.” He always had a smile and an easy way (and a Harley shirt.) A humble and gentle man, I could always share a biker, mechanical or hillbilly story with him. I came from a rural roughcut life, and Kevin always made me laugh and feel at ease. I believe he cared very much for his family and friends, I am very sad he has passed, and offer condolences and peace to his family. Ride on brother

  11. Mary G on June 6, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    I will always be so grateful that I knew Kevin. He made each person in the room feel that you were important to him, and that he was really listening to you. He will be sorely missed by many.

  12. Robert Stanley Lang on June 8, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Rest In Peace, Kevin. Although we didn’t spend a lot of time together, I hold you and your family in very high regard. As your cousin, I got my middle name from your father and that means a lot to me.

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