Richard “Rick” Napier, 61, passed away on Dec. 11, 2019.

Born in Margate, NJ to William and Florence Napier on Sept. 20, 1958. He is the beloved father of Anastasia “Anya” Ruzicka- Napier, Brandon Napier and husband of his loving wife JoAnne Ruzicka-Napier. Also survived by siblings Ann Marie Myhre (John), William Napier (Patricia), Kathleen Napier, Kevin Napier (Felicia) and Michael Napier, and many nieces and nephews.

Richard attended Rutgers University but found his calling as an electrician, following the path of his father and grandfather, later fulfilling his dream of becoming "Napier Electric". 

He was a respected fire and electrical sub-code official for Washington Twp. as well as an instructor for electrical contractor certification.

As a loving father and family man, he worked hard to provide his family with all they could dream of. He took  pride in building a sand beach and the Tiki setting around the pool or a castle for the children in the playroom, among other projects.

Visitation Fri., Dec. 13 from 6-8pm at FERTIG FUNERAL HOME, 63 N. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, where a time of remembrance and sharing will begin at 8pm. Burial will be at Steelmantown Natural Burial Preserve, Sat. Dec. 14 at 2:30 pm, 101 Steelmantown Rd., Steelmantown, NJ. Please meet at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children at www.stjude.org would be appreciated.

Posted by Stacy Myhre on December 13, 2019
He was such a great man and a great uncle. Huge loss.
Posted by Harry Carson on December 13, 2019
I've known Rick for many years, we taught a class together and as an engineer he always challenged my knowledge of the code. He was a welcome and respected adversary in the name of safety. Rest in Peace Sir,
Posted by Nicholas Mazziotto on December 13, 2019
I have known Rick for close to 20 years. He had an incredible knowledge in the electrical field. No matter how busy he was he always had time for you. He was my go-to guy and I will surely miss him.
Posted by Schooley Electric on December 12, 2019
Rest in Peace Rick - our industry has lost a great man.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIRELESS EFFORT TO MAKE THINGS SAFE!!!
-Schooley Electric
Posted by Tom Pernal on December 12, 2019
I am Secretary of The South Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors. Rick was an Instructor for our Chapter for years, and an active member of our Chapter. He was an asset to our organization and the Community at large, protecting the public through his work as an Electrical Inspector. Our Chapter is honoring his memory through a donation to St. Jude's Hospital for Children as requested. He will be missed.
Posted by Samuel Steele on December 12, 2019
ReSt in peace Rick. Thanks for all your help in the past. God bless. Sam
Posted by Joseph Sharman on December 11, 2019
great inspector and knowledgeable our industry is at a great loss.

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Posted by Stacy Myhre on December 13, 2019
He was such a great man and a great uncle. Huge loss.
Posted by Harry Carson on December 13, 2019
I've known Rick for many years, we taught a class together and as an engineer he always challenged my knowledge of the code. He was a welcome and respected adversary in the name of safety. Rest in Peace Sir,
Posted by Nicholas Mazziotto on December 13, 2019
I have known Rick for close to 20 years. He had an incredible knowledge in the electrical field. No matter how busy he was he always had time for you. He was my go-to guy and I will surely miss him.
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