• Born: October 5, 1960
  • Died: October 12, 2017
  • Location: Berea, Ohio

A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Tel. (440) 260-8800

Tribute & Message From The Family

RICHARD M. FARKAS, age 57. Beloved husband of 29 years to Jill (Spafford). Loving father of Jamie Spafford-Kroah (Jarrod) and John-Michael (Jenny Deighton). Cherished grandfather of Aubrey, Henry and Archer Kroah. Dearest son of the late John and Frances (nee Revay). Dear son in law of Joanne Warren and the late James Spafford. Also survived by nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Principal Co-Owner of Marshaus & Farkas Heath Care Architecture of Cleveland. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Multiple Myeloma c/o Cleveland Clinic, Taussig Center, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195. Celebration of Life Service Thursday evening October 19, 2017 at the funeral home 7:00PM. The family will receive friends THURSDAY 4 – 7 PM at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).


Condolence & Memory Journal

It was a privilege working with Rick. Always professional and truly a nice man.
He will missed at Southwest General.

Rick Brown and Erin Williams

Posted by A friend   October 20, 2017

We shall always remember the great times at AAU basketball games and Ignatius swim meets. Sam Sr. and I always enjoyed your company. God Bless you and rest easy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. AMDG.

The Avellone Family
Sam, Karli, Sam Jr. and Gabriella.

Posted by Karli Avellone - Broadview Heights, OH   October 19, 2017

You know we love you, and we are here for you. Now and in the Years to come as the Lord gives us time. We know life won't be the same. Our hope is that you can take some comfort in thoughts of the wonderful reunion we will have one day, and never have to say goodbye again. Rick is a one of a kind awesome person and we will miss him sorely.

Posted by Joel and Mel Spafford - BroadviewHeights, OH   October 18, 2017

Cousin Jill & family -

So sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love and well wishes your way as you work through this challenging time.

Posted by Kyle Cantrell    October 17, 2017

So sorry for your loss! Praying for all of you in this difficult time.

Posted by Myra Metcalf - OH - Coworker   October 16, 2017

Jill and family-

Our thoughts are with you! Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

Doug & Gay Fronek

Posted by A friend   October 16, 2017

Heartfelt condolences to the family Richard left behind. I only knew Richard briefly but I know he will be missed by many. R.I.P.

Posted by Theresia Oreskovic - Avon Lake, OH   October 16, 2017

The Marshall Family is holding you all in our hearts. Rick was a wonderful dad and grandfather. We will miss his smile and warm friendship.

Posted by Rosemary and Larry Marshall - Westfield Center, OH   October 16, 2017

Carol and I are there beside you in spirit, holding you close to our hearts, in this time of great sorrow. We love you.


Posted by A friend   October 16, 2017

Please accept our deepest condolences on Rick's passing. It was a great pleasure to work with him for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. - ARC Document Solutions

Posted by ARC Document Solutions - Cleveland, OH   October 16, 2017

Condolences to the Farkas family, may the support of family and comfort strength during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   October 16, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Joyce    October 16, 2017

Jill & Family,
May you find comfort in knowing that Rick is at peace. We are sending our loving thoughts and prayers to all of you. If there is anything you need please let us know. God Bless

Posted by Cindy & Alan Cantrell    October 15, 2017

Posted by Cindy & Alan Cantrell    October 15, 2017

Posted by Cindy & Alan Cantrell - Olmsted Falls, OH   October 15, 2017

Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time!
With love,
Katie and Douglas Shaw

Posted by A friend   October 15, 2017


Thoughts and prayers are with you. It was a pleasure working with Rick.

Gina Casalinova
Cleveland Clinic

Posted by Gina Casalinova - Cleveland, OH   October 15, 2017

Jill, Jamie and John,
Our Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Patti and Lou Novak

Posted by Patti Novak - Strongsville, OH   October 15, 2017

Cuzin Jill, and family,
Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you, and know that you are in our hearts and in our thoughts, especially during this difficult time. We are here for you 24/7,for anything.
Rick will be deeply missed.
Love you
Julie & Dale

Posted by A friend   October 14, 2017