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John Edward Richey

08/16/1949 - 01/13/2018
Service Date: 01/27/2018
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1100 N. Cooper Road, Gilbert, AZ

John Edward Richey was born August 16, 1949 in Washington DC. He was called home Saturday, January 13, 2018.

John had a deep love of learning, his inquisitive mind and appetite for learning and for living things drew him into the field of science. John attended Florida State University where he majored in Math and Science and where he met and fell in love with Claudia. They were married June 15, 1974. He completed his research for his PhD dissertation at Stanford University in high energy Physics. John’s career was in the industry of Aerospace and he became an expert in his field of Electrical Optical Sensors. John was invited to join the National Missile Defense Team in 2008 in Washington DC. He was regarded as “an honorable professional and valued citizen who made humanity better through his tireless contributions and a man who loved God.”

In the end of his service on earth, John happy was serving his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in the Gilbert, AZ temple, and still very much in love with his wife Claudia and adored his 2 daughters. His legacy will be continued through his children Victoria Christine and Johanna-Marie and their children.

A visitation will be held Friday, January 26, 2018 from 6-8 pm, at the LDS Chapel located at 1100 N. Cooper Rd., Gilbert, AZ. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11 AM, with a visitation at 10 AM, at the same location. 



  • My deep condolences to the Richey family,
    I was really touched by the loss of your loved one. When a precious loved one falls asleep in death, it brings to mind God’s precious son Jesus. It is comforting to note how he viewed death. I would like to share it with you from the gift that the Most High God has given to each & everyone of us. His written word the Bible in the Book of John chapter 11 verses 11-14. Please, notice that Jesus viewed death as one Sleeping. He viewed death in such a comforting way. And, the Most High God promises that we can have the opportunity to see our loved ones again in perfect health (Psalms 83:18, Acts 24:15, & Isaiah 33:24). He even says where: Psalms 37:11 and for how long Psalms 37:29). I really hope that these promises were as comforting to you as they were to us when our daughter died and also when my precious husband of 50 years fell asleep in death.
    Written to you in deep sympathy, Sissy

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