It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Richard J. Hale, a beloved man who touched the lives of many. Richard passed away peacefully on February 19th, at the age of 69.


Richard was a generous, loving, and kind man. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for those he loved. His success in life was not just measured by his professional accomplishments, but also by the countless number of lives he touched and the impact he had on those around him. 


He lived his life to the fullest and embraced every moment with joy and enthusiasm.

Richard was survived by his loving wife Candace, daughter Christine, son-in-law Philip, son Justin, daughter-in-law Kristen, and his beloved grandchildren Grace, Phin, Sage, and Eden. His mother Nancy Hale-Fesler and brother Michael Hale also survive him.


They were the light of his life, and he cherished every moment he spent with them. He instilled in them his values of hard work, laughter, kindness, generosity, determination, and a passion for life. He was proud of each of them and their many accomplishments.


Richard was an avid sportsman and loved boating, fishing, and shooting. 


He traveled the world and enjoyed experiencing different cultures and cuisines. He was always quick with a joke and loved to laugh, bringing joy and warmth to everyone around him. He fiercely loved both his family and his work family, and his kindness and generosity knew no bounds. Richard was a true friend, a mentor, a role model, and an inspiration to many. 


He lived his life with grace and dignity and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Richard’s memory will live on in the hearts of those he touched, and his legacy will continue to inspire others to live life to the fullest.


Per his request, Richard has been cremated and a private celebration of his wonderful life will take place in the summer.


Rest in peace, Richard J. Hale.