HILLSBORO, NH: Richard (Rich) John Fass, 62, of Hillsboro, NH, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, July 30, 2018, of lung cancer.
He was the son of the late Robert J. Fass, Sr., and Mary T. Fass (nee Roetz).
He was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, and Bellmawr, NJ, where he played football and wrestled. He also coached youth football.
He worked at both the Philadelphia and Portsmouth Naval Shipyards as an Engineering Technician/Radiographic Film Interpreter where he was known as “Griz,” for 32 years before retiring, and forming his own consulting business, RC Services, Radiography Consulting in 2012. In 2017, Rich transitioned to home renovations, and formed RC Services, Home Renovations and Consulting.
An avid hiker, backpacker, cross-country skier, and kayaker, Rich hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in California, most of the Long Trail in Vermont, much of the Appalachian Trail and all 4000 footers in New Hampshire. Rich touched many people with his kindness and compassion, spreading love and light to all.
Rich is survived by his wife, Susan; daughter, Mary Levine; stepdaughters, Kellie Troendle, Kristen Wright, Amelia Wright, and Rebecca Wright; brothers, Robert J. Fass, Jr., Thomas M. Fass, and David M. Fass; sisters, Judith A. Gray, Monica T. Fass, and Elaine M. Wydra, two grandchildren (Chance and Delaney Troendle), various aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.
A private service will be held at his home. Many thanks to the hospice team who served him with care and compassion.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service Hillsboro, NH is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to the Concord Regional VNA Hospice Program.