Richard G. Ard, age 89, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2021, with his loving family by his side. Richard was born in Detroit, Michigan, on December 13, 1931, and lived in the Detroit area before relocating to the Beaches with his wife and family in 1975. Here, he worked as national sales manager for a leading beauty and hair product manufacturer. Richard also was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Over his lifetime, he exceled in competitive Judo, enjoyed fishing, and was proud to give back to his community by volunteering with the Jacksonville Beach Police Department’s Citizens on Patrol program.
Spending time with his wife, family and friends brought Richard his greatest joy. He is survived by his wife Beth of 67 years; daughter Mary Poma of St. Claire, Michigan, son Mike (Michele) of Westminster, Colorado; son Rick (Cindy) of Atlantic Beach, Florida; and Paul of Lady Lake, Florida; thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Richard will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
A Memorial Service for Richard will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home, 3600 Third St., Jacksonville Beach. Arrangements are being managed by Quinn-Shalz and by Rev. Laurie Furr-Vancini of the Palms Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville Beach.