ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Richard Kendig who was born on April 12, 1933 and passed away on November 8, 2003. We will remember him forever.

Beloved husband of Loretta A. (DeRubeis) Kendig. Devoted father of Gary Richard Kendig and his wife Zafrien of Medway and Lisa Ellen Miano and her husband Edward of Medfield and the late Dana Stuart Kendig. Loving brother of Phyllis E. Caruso and Rea S. Kendig II. Grandfather of Alianna and Gavin Kendig and Michael, Jessica and Danielle Miano. Son of the late Eleanor E. (Leacy) Kendig and Rea Stanley Kendig.

Richard began his career at Price Waterhouse in 1951 after graduating from Bentley College.  In 1973, Richard fulfilled a lifelong dream by leaving the comforts of a major firm and starting out on his own, forming Tape, Shannon & Kendig. Richard fulfilled a second dream in 2000 by going into partnership with his daughter Lisa, forming Kendig & Miano, LLC based in Lexington MA. Sadly, that partnership was short-lived as Richard lost his battle with cancer in 2003 and passed away, leaving the legacy to be carried on by his daughter Lisa, who proudly carries on the traditions and examples established by her father.

Richard was a Veteran of the United States Marines, Korean Conflict, stationed in Okinawa Japan.

Memories and stories are welcome in this memorial and celebration of Richard's life. 

Posted by Loretta Kendig on July 4, 2020
It's the 4th of July love, Semper Fi- love you always. I feel you with me every day - May all the angels in heaven bless you!!
Posted by Loretta Kendig on April 12, 2020
Happy 87th Birthday Richard! May all the angels in heaven celebrate you. You are always in my thoughts and heart - I talk to you often - On this Easter Day all are thinking of you. love forever
Posted by Loretta Kendig on November 8, 2016
Well, another year has passed, Babe, and I still miss you just as much! I've made it through all these years but not without a constant ache in my heart! I feel you near me every day and I dream of having your arms around me! Rest in peace, my love and wait for me!
Posted by Loretta Kendig on November 8, 2015
I find it harder each day to live without you but the wonderful memories of you is what gets me through and I'm thankful for all the wonderful years you gave me! Wait for me, love!
Posted by Phyllis Caruso on April 12, 2014
Dear Richard....there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you and the happy times we had growing up, also the times YOU got me in trouble!! I hope you are in a happy place with all your friends and family to celebrate your birthday. I didn't mean to say "hope", I know your in a happy place after having lived the good life that you did. Love and Miss You.
Posted by Loretta Kendig on April 12, 2013
Well, my love, you'd be 80 today! And how you hated having your birthday in tax season! Now your daughter suffers through it w/her birthday in tax season! We all miss you so much, we talk about you so very often. You've never really left us - we all feel your presence in our lives & in everything we do. You were the best husband, father, brother,& papa always!! We love you, always!!
Posted by Loretta Kendig on November 8, 2012
Nine years today my love! And the light never dims - you are in my heart always. I miss you so very much! My thoughts are always with you - wait for me! someday we will be together again! Till then watch over me and all your family!
Posted by Lisa Miano on November 8, 2012
Gary, thank you so much for creating this little area in cyberspace where I can come and take a trip down memory lane! I just love it! I love seeing Dad in his younger days, and older ones, as a Marine (Semper Fi Dad!), the goofy pictures that were the real Dad! The one that filled every room with smiles and laughter! You could not be in a bad mood around Dad! He just made your day better!
Posted by Lisa Miano on November 8, 2012
Dad, even after 9 years, this is always a tough day 4 all of us, & as we go about our days you are ever present in our mind&hearts. I see you in all of your grandkids, different parts of you in each of them, & I feel you in so many of the decisions I make & things I do. You are always with me & I just hope that you can feel from up above ALL the LOVE & how grateful I am that your my Dad!!!
Posted by Dani Miano on June 13, 2012
This is a really beautiful tribute page! The pictures are all great! I will forever love and miss Papa, who taught me so much by just being who he was. <3
Posted by Julie Kelly on March 6, 2011
What a beautiful tribute to such a wonderful person! Gary,your words should inspire all of us to be more like your Dad.You were all so blessed to have him as your father,and we were so lucky to have him as our uncle:)So many fun holiday dinners over the years that ended with a whole lot of laughter.We will miss him always!!!! Love, Julie
Posted by Loretta Kendig on February 26, 2011
To my love, my soul-mate, my everything, you are always with me, & one day we will be together again!
Your loving wife
Posted by Cynthia McPhee on February 7, 2011
Truly honored to say "Semper Fidelis Angel Marine" and what a beautiful memorial your brother and family have made for you God bless you and your family, Until you are reunited in Heaven once again. My sincere condolences, Cindy McPhee

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Recent Tributes
Posted by Loretta Kendig on July 4, 2020
It's the 4th of July love, Semper Fi- love you always. I feel you with me every day - May all the angels in heaven bless you!!
Posted by Loretta Kendig on April 12, 2020
Happy 87th Birthday Richard! May all the angels in heaven celebrate you. You are always in my thoughts and heart - I talk to you often - On this Easter Day all are thinking of you. love forever
Posted by Loretta Kendig on November 8, 2016
Well, another year has passed, Babe, and I still miss you just as much! I've made it through all these years but not without a constant ache in my heart! I feel you near me every day and I dream of having your arms around me! Rest in peace, my love and wait for me!
Recent stories

Birthday and Easter celebration

Shared by Gary Kendig on April 12, 2020
Remembering Dad on this Easter day and what would have been his 87th birthday. He always lit up the room and any occasion with his humor and love and his presence is always felt on special holidays and family gatherings. So grateful for the time we had together and all the lives he enriched. Love and miss you Dad!

Birthday celebration

Shared by Gary Kendig on April 12, 2012

Let's celebrate today the 79th anniversary of Richard's birth and remember the gift of love, laughter, friendship and support he gave to his family and many friends. His indefatigable humor and positive outlook lifted each spirit he touched, bringing a ray of sunshine, hope and promise to all. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this typical pose of a fun loving Richard says it all and reminds us of his joy we were so lucky to have in our lives. 

I LIVED A GOOD LIFE - RICHARD S. KENDIG

Shared by Gary Kendig on February 4, 2011

(an unauthorized autobiographical poem :) by his friend Dick Thielen

MY NAME IS RICHARD, TO MY FAMILY THAT IS

OTHERWISE IT'S BEEN DICK TO FRIENDS AND IN THE BIZ

ALTHOUGH I AM GONE, I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW

I LIVED A GOOD LIFE

 

I SERVED IN THE MARINES, INTO A MAN I WAS MADE

THEN WENT TO BENTLEY TO BE EDUCATED IN A TRADE

MY FIRST JOB AT PRICE WATERHOUSE BEGAN A CAREER IN ACCOUNTING

I FINISHED WITH MY OWN FIRM, CONFIDENT AND UNDOUBTING

I LIVED A GOOD LIFE

 

ACTIVE RELIGIOUS PRACTICE WAS NEVER A PERSONAL NEED

HOWEVER I RESPECTED CHOICES OF INDIVIDUAL CREED

MY PHILOSOPHY TOWARDS LIFE WAS NOT TO BE CRUEL

BUT LIVE AS I DID FOLLOWING THE GOLDEN RULE

I LIVED A GOOD LIFE

 

I MARRIED LORETTA, WHAT A TIME IT WOULD BE

SHE KEPT ME IN LINE AND TOOK GOOD CARE OF ME

OUR CHILDREN GARY, DANA AND LISA, THE LOVES OF MY LIFE

THESE PRECIOUS GIFTS SHARED BY MY LOVING WIFE

I LIVED A GOOD LIFE

 

OUR LIVES WERE ENRICHED AS OUR FAMILY GREW

LISA FOUND HER ED, GARY FOUND HIS ZAFRIEN TOO

TOGETHER THEY GAVE US OUR FIVE GREATEST JOYS

THREE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS AND TWO HANDSOME BOYS

ALIANNA, JESSICA AND DANIELLE, TRUE GIRLS IN EVERY WAY

MICHAEL AND GAVIN, ACTIVE BOYS IN DEED AND PLAY

NANA AND PA-PA THEY CALL US WITH GLEE

HOW I ADORED HOLDING THEM ON MY KNEE

I LIVED A GOOD LIFE

 

THE REST OF MY FAMILY, VERY CLOSE WERE WE

BROTHER BUDDY, HIS ROSE, AND PHILLIS, DEAR SISTER TO ME

THERE IS TONY, HER FRED, MARY AND HER JIM TOO

LORETTA'S TWO SISTERS WITH WHOM WE HAD MUCH TO DO

THERE ARE NIECES AND NEPHEWS, TOO MANY TO NAME HERE

I LOVED THEM ALL AND ENJOYED HAVING THEM NEAR

I LIVED A GOOD LIFE

 

NEIGHBORS AND CLOSE FRIENDS WERE IMPORTANT TO ME

THE VISCOS, THE FRECHETTES AND THE THIELENS ARE THREE

OTHER ACQUAINTANCES WERE MANY, CHERISHED ALL ALONG

INCLUDING CLIENTS AND ASSOCIATES WHOSE FRIENDSHIPS NEVER WENT WRONG

I LIVED A GOOD LIFE

 

MY DEMEANOR WAS LAID BACK, NEVER IN A HURRY

MY MOTTO IN LIFE, "WHAT, ME WORRY"?

I WAS HAPPY WITH MYSELF AND CONTENT TO BE ME

MY GLASS WAS HALF-FULL, NEVER HALF-EMPTY

I LIVED A GOOD LIFE

 

SPORTS WAS MY PASSION, I LOVED GAMES ON TV

I PLAYED GOLF FOR FUN, BUT NEVER BROKE EIGHTY

THE SOX CAME CLOSE TO WINNING IN '03

BUT THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO DENIED THE WORLD SERIES TO ME

(EVEN WITH THAT) I LIVED A GOOD LIFE

 

MY BOUNTY WAS PLENTIFUL, ENRICHED FROM THE START

NOT WITH MATERIAL TREASURES, BUT FULLNESS OF HEART

I HAD HAPPINESS AND FAMILY AND CONTENTMENT GALORE

NOW TELL ME OUT THERE, WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE?

I LIVED A GOOD LIFE

 

I ENJOYED A HAPPY LIFE, BUT IT WAS DESTINED TO END

THAT IS THE RESULT, WHICH ALL HUMANS TRY TO FEND

AS I BID FAREWELL TO ALL OF YOU, I HAVE BUT ONE WISH THIS DAY

THAT WHEN YOUR LIFE ENDS, YOU CAN ALSO SAY

I LIVED A GOOD LIFE