Richard B. Chape

Richard Chape - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY: Richard passed away June 18, 2020 at age 70 with his wife, the love of his life, Pamela J at his side.

He graduated from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering and ultimately achieved his PE.  Richard worked at Kodak and retired from Project Management after 34 years.  Upon retiring from Kodak, Erdman Anthony sought him out.  He worked there for 4 years before retiring for the second time.  His hobbies were fine wood working and restoring his 1928 Ford Model A.  In his younger years, he enjoyed horseback riding and driving.

At his request he will be cremated, his ashes scattered on his property, followed by a private celebration of his life at his home.

16 Condolences

  1. Robert Smith on June 24, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Pam I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. We met at Cropsie’s office 10 yrs ago and have been communicating with emails ever since. I know your husband enjoyed the same hobbies as I do, cars and wood working. God bless you and your family. You are in my prayers. Bob and Mary Smith

  2. Martha Kendall on June 24, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Pam,
    “Your Dick”, was a great man. He made this earth a better place in many ways. He impacted many lives. He will be missed. I wish I was local and could be around to offer you more support. Be strong take care of yourself!

  3. Mel Young on June 24, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Dear Friend

  4. Bob Dyjak on June 24, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    Dick was one of the first engineers I dealt with when I was hired by Kodak in 1974.
    We interfaced on a few utilities projects. Later in my career we both had project management roles. My condolences to the family.

  5. Ruth Deserio on June 25, 2020 at 7:21 am

    You know how I feel. Loved your husband, He was a great guy with a great sense of humor. i will always treasure my beautiful wooden serving tray that I use to serve Dicks famous margarita recipe with.. my thoughts and prayers are with you Pam.

  6. Ken and Laurie Gerew on June 25, 2020 at 7:23 am

    Laurie and I are SO SAD for your loss … all our losses as I treasured working with Dick … I learned a lot from him … and saw all of the time how much he loved you .. how he spoke of you often … was a great person and world a was a little better with him having been in it !!! All our prayers Pam !

  7. Raul Santiago on June 25, 2020 at 7:45 am

    I’m so sorry for your lost.
    Dick was an awesome co-worker. He interviewed me in 1988 for a vacancy in the Kodak’s Engineering Utilities Organization. I did take the Kodak job, however, worked for a different group within the same organization. I remember that interview day as if it was yesterday. He was very casual during the interview, and made me feel very comfortable. He gave me a good idea of what it was like to work for Kodak. I have very fond memories of my interactions with Dick (Mr. Chape). We worked on a couple of projects together. He was always a great peer and I always enjoyed collaborating with him. My condolences his family. I will keep Dick Chape in my prayers.

  8. Wendy leimbach on June 25, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Pam, I am so sorry to hear about Dicks passing. He was a great friend and mentor to me during my days working at Kodak and Erdman Anthony. I will always be grateful for the times we had together. My love and heartfelt thoughts go out to you . ❤️

  9. Rich Kelley on June 25, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    I worked with Dick throughout the years at Kodak and Erdman Anthony. He was a great mentor and class act. My sincere condolences to the family. He will be missed but not forgotten.

  10. Clint VanDewark on June 25, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    So sorry to hear of his Passing. I had the privilege of working with Dick at Erdman Anthony on several projects he was a great engineer and I enjoyed the time working with him he will not be forgotten. I remember many times talking about cars with him. My condolences to all of his family.

  11. Sara Bergakker on June 26, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Pam, I’m so sorry for your loss. Dick was a great friend and mentor at Erdman Anthony who supported and encouraged me and built up my confidence as an engineering professional. I’m also so grateful to the hospitality you and Dick extended to me. I still remember fondly the dinners we had together. Love you both.

  12. Greg Speer on June 26, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Pam, as a friend, neighbor and customer you know I had the greatest respect for “Cheap Chape”! He taught me, “Hire professionals and get out of the way”. I taught him, “if you don’t know anything, bring the doughnuts!”

  13. Wendy Pope Thompson on June 26, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Pam,
    So sorry to hear about Dick’s passing. Praying for you in your time of sorrow.
    Sincerely,
    Wendy and Jim Thompson

  14. Carl Stafford on July 6, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    I know Dick had a long, successful career with Kodak. We got to know him well through our Friday morning breakfast club. He was a bright and personable man with a great sense of humor. He will be missed.

    Pam ….. Camille and I send our sincere condolences.

    Carl and Camille Stafford.

  15. Bill Minoia on July 13, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Dear Pam,
    You have my prayers and deepest condolences with the sad passing of Dick.
    Dick’s welcoming and caring heart and spirited and smiling presence was a gift to all who
    knew him. Dick will be sincerely missed. May God console in your sorrow.
    Bill Minoia

  16. Robin & Peter on July 13, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Dear Pam,
    ‘Your Dick’ was a most kind, caring and compassionate man, who loved you with all his heart. We saw it in his eyes each time he looked at you, ‘My True Love’, with the biggest smile on his face, so proud of you and so happy to be your husband. We will always remember his wonderful sense of humor, hearty laugh and all the fun times spent together (including Jamaica). We love you, Pam, and are wrapping you up in Big Warm (virtual) Hugs filled with Much Love, Rob & Peter

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