Richard Samuel Ives

Richard Samuel Ives - Greece, NY - Rochester Cremation

Richard Samuel Ives

March 13, 1943 – March 24, 2022

Richard Samuel Ives of Greece, New York, passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 79. He was employed 31 years with the Greece Central School District. Rich is survived by his beloved wife Molly; his sons Andrew Michael Ives (Susan) of Florida and Jeremy Samuel Ives (Ann) of South Carolina; grandchildren Max, Abigail, Valerie and Ethan; brothers Ralph (Cheryl), James (Lois) and Timothy (Maureen) Ives; sisters Julie Moberg, Susan Gorsch (Rudy) and Betty Adams (Steve); stepsiblings Perry and David Jones, Patsy Lyon (Steve); several nieces and nephews.

After graduation from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, Rich and Molly moved to Greece, NY, where his career began in 1968 at Olympia High School as a business teacher. He earned his master’s degree and advanced administration degree at SUNY Brockport, New York. Rich continued his career and love of people as a Vice Principal at both Olympia and Athena High Schools and at Athena Middle School. Always advocating for the best in education, he retired in 1999 as interim principal, Greece Athena High School. (The picture attached and heartfelt corresponding paragraph were printed in the Greece Athena 1979 yearbook, which was dedicated to him.)

A scrolling photo reel of memories will be playing at Rochester Cremation, 1118 Long Pond Road (south of Maiden Lane) Rochester, NY 14626 for our family and friends to enjoy.  All who gather there on Tuesday, June 28th between 4 pm  and 7 pm will come to share stories and memories of our times with Rich.  Please join us.

Richard was Elder and Deacon at Lakeview Community Church, 30 Long Pond Road, where his memorial service will be held the following morning, Wednesday, June 29th at 10am.  Pastor Steven Rodriguez will officiate this service and Lynnann Rivas will supply the music for Rich’s celebration.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Memorial Fund at Lakeview Community Church.

12 Condolences

  1. Cherylann (Garippa) Ferg on April 2, 2022 at 10:38 am

    So sorry to read of his passing. He was my Vice Principal at Greece Olympia (class of 82). Always smiling, always encouraging, always fair. He impacted a lot of lives. A bright light has left this world for sure. Sending love to his family.

    • Todd Souve on April 3, 2022 at 9:20 pm

      He was always smiling and upbeat as my Athena principal. He always cared and stayed involved with school activities. He did a great job.

  2. Kelly Austin (Frank) on April 3, 2022 at 9:00 am

    This is so very sad!!! Mr.Ives put up with me and my hooligan friends at Athena for so long!!!! He was always so very sweet and kind no matter what trouble I was in!!! He knew I had potential and he wanted, well begged me to use it!!!! Rest easy sir! You were the BEST principal ever!!!!!

  3. Chuck and Barb Gardner on April 3, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    We miss him so much! Rich and Molly are our best friends…so many wonderful memories! Our children grew up together across the street from each other. We had great fun at the condo in Cherry Grove and so many laughs together though out the years! He put up a courageous fight and is at peace. Love you both!

    • Dianne (Viccaro) Beisheim on April 5, 2022 at 10:18 pm

      Peace to your family Mr. Ives. May they find comfort knowing how many lives you touched during your career. When I think of you I will always smile and treasure the fond memories of working in your office at Athena for my business credits. Always a smile and encouraging words for all. May God welcome you with open arms and bless your family in the days ahead.

  4. Bill Clicquennoi on April 3, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    Dear Molly,
    I am so saddened to learn of Dick’s passing. I enjoyed so much working with him at Greece. We worked on several committees together over the years. He was bright, articulate and passionate about his work with children, teachers and his colleagues. I feel your loss and appreciate the value of the space left that will keep memories and feelings safe and enjoyed by you and your family. Wishing you peace and comfort in knowing that we, who know you, care and pray for you as the days and nights greet you in friendly ways…..Bill Clicquennoi

  5. Jared Dillenbeck on April 3, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    So very sad to hear this. He was a very well liked man and will be missed.

  6. Mark and Sharon Heininger on April 4, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Molly. You and Rich have been such great neighbors. He will be missed.

  7. Becky Olek/Armendinger on April 5, 2022 at 9:22 am

    I’m sure his friends and family always knew, but he was always a kind man I’m so many situations. He always offered a smile and understanding to any one who needed it and even when they didn’t need it. Thank you for sharing your inherit goodness with the world, Mr.Ives

  8. Anne Lacy Barone on April 5, 2022 at 10:31 am

    Molly and Family. I am so sad to hear of the passing of Rich. I have wonderful memories of his stories and spending Easter together! He has touched so many lives and he will be missed.

  9. Richard Butler on June 26, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    I was in his home room at Athena , he was a great guy and you could always count on being treated with respect by Mr. Ives. The world would be a better place if there were more like him.

  10. John Townsend on February 3, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    Just heard of Dicks passing and am very saddened. Dick and I were friends and grew up together in Roxbury, NY in the 40s and 50s. He was a good guy for sure and he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Buddy! John Townsend

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