September 21, 1949 ~ February 4, 2021

Born in: Beech Grove, Indiana
Resided in: Greenfield, Indiana

Richard L. Aldrich, 71, of Greenfield, IN, passed away suddenly on February 4, 2021. Rick is survived by his Valentine’s bride of 51 years Kathryn R. (Israel) Aldrich and his four daughters; Sandra (Skyler) Rentmeesters, Jacquelyn Black, Rebecca (Calvin) Wilburn, and Patricia Witt; as well as 15 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and 2 step great grandchildren; his sister Roberta Johnson and his brother John (Judy) Aldrich.

Richard graduated from Arlington High School in 1967 and later went on to co-own the family business, Community Hardware until 1999. He also worked at Builder’s Hardware in Shelbyville and Ace Hardware in Carmel. He was involved in the Sahara Grotto as Past Monarch, Clowns and Revelers; Cumberland Job’s Daughters as Associate Guardian; Englewood DeMolay as Chapter Dad and Master Councilor; 20-year member of Mt. Comfort Church and Sonshine Kids. He was a member of Michigan Antique Phonograph Society (M.A.P.S.) and Hoosier Antique Phonograph Society (H.A.P.S.); Hancock County Historical Society; and Riley Old Home Society. He enjoyed camping, antiquing, fishing, and his grandkids.

He will be remembered as a lovingly devoted family man that was a respected and knowledgeable businessman. He was also known for his kindness and patience.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Marietta (Machlan) Aldrich; and siblings Francis Aldrich, David Aldrich, and LaVerne Finch.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be given to Buck Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 5809 Airport Blvd., Greenfield, IN 46140 or Mt. Comfort Church, 3179 N. 600 W., Greenfield, IN 46140.

A celebration of life with Masonic Services and Past Monarch’s Services will be held

on June 19, 2021 at 2:00 P. M.  The location will be at Sahara Grotto, 7620 Madison Ave.  Indpls., IN 46227.

Please RSVP to: Kathy Aldrich, 317-894-0755,  [email protected]

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Pat and I are so sorry for your loss, but rejoice that he is with our Lord. Many fond memories from Sahara Grotto.
    God Bless all of you.
    Steve and Pat Manning

  3. Barb and I are so sorry, it seems as as though we just got to know you two.We didn’t know we had relation that was so nice
    God Bless you and your family,
    Barb and Gary S.

  4. Jim and I send our heartfelt prayers and sympathy. We pray your precious memories will sustain you in your grief. Jobs Love.

  5. Sorry O couldn’t be there. Rick was a wonderful person. He will be missed.
    The great thing is yhat you’ll see each other again.
    God bless and keep you all
    With much love
    Teresa

  6. I couldn’t ask for any better brother-in-law. Bill and me and the kids were always included in whatever was going on from parades when he was clowning, all kinds of events at the Grotto, camping, or just having a cookout. I will never forget when he rescued us from the apartment during the blizzard when our cars were snowed under. He will be remembered as kind, generous and he loved Kathi, the girls and grandkids with all he had. We will see him again, but in the meantime he will be missed.
    Love,
    Janeen

  7. Roy and I have so many fond memories of our years together in Job’s daughters with Rick, Kathy and the girls. Rick definitely was loved by all and will be terribly missed. Love and prayers for Kathy and the girls as well as the entire family. You are in our hearts and prayers!

  8. I now Rick will be teaching and training everyone he meets in heaven as he was so good at this with the Sonshine Kids. You will be missed Rick.

  9. We’re so sorry for your loss. It was wonderful to spend time and get to know you and Rick during the reunion. Rick made the Reilly House even more special! Bev and Dick Taylor

  10. Sorry to hear Kathy and family for yours loss. He will be missed. A kind and gentle person. It was a privilege
    to know him and you .

  11. Sorry to hear of your loss. I have never met you, but I’m one of Ora Israel Montgomery ‘s great granddaughter. We will be praying for you.

  12. Your dad was one of the finest men I have ever known, prayers to your family for good memories as your remember him always…

  13. My heartfelt thoughts are with you and your family through this time of sorrow. Family can be like a large oak tree in the barren landscape of sorrow, the branches offering shelter. I wish you and your family all the comfort you need amongst the arms of family and friends.

  14. Kathy & family. Sorry that Rick has passed away. I recall when we 5-6-7 years old, his mom watched me while my mom worked. Cheryl (Williams) & Bob Piland.

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