Jared Q. Richey (49) of Hilliard, Ohio died unexpectedly on Sunday June 6, 2021. Born on June 21, 1971, in Lima, Ohio, Jared grew up in Van Wert where he attended Lincolnview High School. After graduation, Jared attended Columbus State Community College where he studied to be an RN. Jared served his country in the Army National Guard and was ordered to active duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Jared spent one year and four months in Kuwait, where he received several badges and honors. After his return from Kuwait, Jared spent the rest of his career working as a Registered Nurse in various institutions for the State of Ohio for over 20 years.
Jared had an ear for music and was a self-taught, avid guitar player. He spent a lot of time in “Studio B” in his home “rockin’ out”. He had an adventurous spirit and loved the outdoors: you could find him in the backyard stargazing with his astronomy app, on the bike trails riding his bicycle regardless of the weather and cruising the highways and byways on his motorcycle. He loved his family and could be found back home in Van Wert target shooting. Jared loved all animals – and was known for bringing home injured animals to nurse them back to health. (Birds, turtles, possums and even an owl made it home once!). Jared’s biggest animal loves were his dogs, Cooper and Stella, his dart frogs, Cuff and Link, and 11 tarantula’s.
Most of all Jared loved his family. He will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
Jared is survived by his wife of 13 years, Cynthia M. (Fedorka) Richey, brothers Sheridan Richey and Patrick Richey of Van Wert, Adam Richey of Antwerp, sister Molly (Trevor) Berryman of Middle Point, nephews Nick Richey of Antwerp, Brian Richey, Zack Miller of Van Wert, nieces Abby (Joe) Hinchliffe, Catlyn (Quintin) Profit, Hanna Richey, Grace Richey all of Van Wert, Holly Richey of Antwerp, great nieces and nephews Oliver Richey of Antwerp, Josie Hinchliffe, Joey Hinchliffe, Langston Richey, Hazel Hinchliffe, Eleanor Richey all of Van Wert.
Jared is preceded in death by his parents Gerald and Monica Richey and sister Bridget Richey.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am Saturday, June 26, 2021 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with Father Chris Bohnsack officiating. There will be no public viewing. Burial will be in Van Wert Woodland Cemetery following the church services. Grave side military rites will be rendered by the Combined Honors Unit of American Legion Post 178 and VFW Post 5803.
Preferred Memorials are to the Columbus Ohio Humane Society 3015 Scioto-Darby Executive Ct, Hilliard, OH 43026