Richard Michael Rockwood

  •  Richard Michael Rockwood
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Born in Rumford, ME on May 29, 1971

Departed on December 21, 2018 and resided in Fishers, IN

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Rich Rockwood went to be with Jesus on Dec. 21, 2018, at the age of 47. He lived his life as a giving, positive, funny, faithful, courageous, caring man till the end. Rich was born in Rumford, ME where he grew up skiing, going on many wild adventures with friends, and frequent trips to the library. He was raised by his Dad, with help from his Grandmother and Grandfather. Rich joined the air force right after high school where he served 8 years, 4 years in Biloxi, Mississippi and 4 years in Germany where he traveled throughout Europe. Rich then went to college at Indiana University where he graduated from the Kelley School of Business, fell in love with I.U. basketball and met his future wife Julie. Rich and Julie married in May 2000 and were married for 18.5 years. They welcomed a daughter in September 2003, where they have been a trio ever since. Rich landed his dream job in 2004 at Aldebaran Capital, where he has happily worked ever since as a Financial Analyst. Rich enjoyed family vacations, movies, art, pottery, baseball card and comic collecting, anything Warren Buffett and reading. Rich also wrote two books, one on Geico and the other on Investing. He is survived by his girls, wife Julie and 15-year-old daughter Kathryn. Also, his dad Rick Rockwood and his wife Cheryl, and his sister Mary Suranofsky. Services will be held at Fishers United Methodist Church, 9691 E 116th St, Fishers, IN 46037, visitation from 12-2 p.m., and service at 2 p.m., Sat. Dec. 29, 2018. In lieu of flowers you can donate to the American Cancer Society, Save the Redwoods League or the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Bruce W. Buchanan December 27, 2018 at 8:54 am - Reply

    There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. I am honored that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. Please let me know if there is more we can do to help celebrate your loved-one’s life.

    My Warmest Regards,

    Bruce W. Buchanan
    4th Generation Owner
    Since 1881

  2. Melanie Calden December 28, 2018 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Candle 1I’m so very sorry to hear if Richie’s passing. I grew up right up the street from him and he was great friends with my brother Craig. Although it’s been years since I’ve seen Richie, I enjoyed keeping up with is life on Facebook, and sadly hearing about his cancer, treatments, and passing. I remember his smile, and him always being such an easy going happy person! The 4th of July was always a great time with him and his Dad…..He was so much fun to be around and always made us laugh! Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless <3

  3. Jeanne Sandford December 28, 2018 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Candle 1I met Rich through a mutual friend. He was such a kind man and had a heart of gold. I am a cancer survivor and when I was first diagnosed, Rich was one of the first people to reach out to me. His kind words and gentle spirit will never be forgotten. I am happy knowing he is at peace and free from suffering. My sympathy and prayers go out to his wife and daughter. May God bless you and give you comfort.

  4. Kenneth Sesock December 28, 2018 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Candle 1Rich was such a great guy. It was a pleasure to serve along side of him at Ramstein. Prayers for the family.

  5. Steven Dietz December 29, 2018 at 12:11 am - Reply

    I had the honor of serving with Rich at Keesler AFB in Biloxi. He was an awesome Desk Sgt. RIP

  6. Daryl Hersch December 29, 2018 at 12:37 am - Reply

    I served with Rich at Keesler for 5 years, he was a great friend and always a pleasure to be around. Wish we would have been able to meet up again as grown ups. RIP Rock.

  7. Charles White December 29, 2018 at 12:57 am - Reply

    Candle 1Rich served his country with honor. I had the pleasure to serve with Rich at Keesler Air Force Base. Outstanding Security Policeman!!! Prayers for the family.

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