August 9, 1984 ~ July 27, 2020

Born in: Atlanta, GA
Resided in: Atlanta, GA

Our beloved son, brother, and friend, Arvin Richie Gera, born in Atlanta, GA, on August 9, 1984, left this world unexpectedly at the young age of 35 on July 27, 2020.

Richie grew up in Atlanta and grew into a gentleman with many passions and attributes that influenced all of those that he encountered. He graduates next week from Emory Goizueta business school with an MBA.

Richie was full of life, and enjoyed every moment. He had a love and passion for traveling, sailing, snowboarding, music, exotic cars, motorcycle riding, cooking, and being a fitness enthusiast, and shared his passions with everyone he loved. As we celebrate his life we can all find peace in each of these areas of life that Richie found so fulfilling.

When you think of Richie, celebrate the good moments you had with him and the smiles he brought to your heart. “We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.” – Aristotle Onassis “A Smooth Sea NEVER made a Skilled Sailor.” – John George Hermanson

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at the Wages and Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, GA at 11AM. The services will be live streamed via webcam at www.wagesandsons.com. His friends will also be celebrating his life at 12:30 in a separate telecast via Zoom.

Richie volunteered at the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency so in lieu of flowers please donate in Richie’s name at http://atlantacss.org/

Order of Service
11:00am to 11:30am:
– Reading of Obituary by Lakhmi & Suman Gera
– Commemorate Richie’s life by Shawn, Jay, and Paul
– Slideshow of Richie’s lively photos (Please click here at the appropriate time to watch the slideshow during the service)
– Religious Invocation by Pandit – Acharya Vedashrami Ji
12:00pm to 12:30pm:
– Cremation Ceremony (will not be on webcam)
12:30pm:
Social Zoom event to share memories, and make a toast in Richie’s honor

Services

Live Streamed Service: August 2, 2020 11:00 am - July 30, 2020 12:00 pm

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  1. Richie you were so ahead of your times !
    Always a bright positive, funny, and warm guy.
    Your eagerness to learn and be creative was inspiring to all of us who worked with you. You came into the salon as a very young man and it was fun to watch you grow emotionally and as a stylist! We all knew your great potential. Seeing your sweet Mom and Brother was also so nice.I can remember how proud and devoted your Mom was to you. My heart really goes out to her. As a mom of four boys I am so sad for her heartache and loss. I know how much you both adored each other.
    Richie you lived life to the fullest ! You were a hard worker and a fabulously stylish and handsome man ! I feel blessed to have known you. May your contagious smile and spirit live forever. Prayers for peace for your family and friends

    • Patricia, you have said it well. Rest In Peace Prince Richie. You have left your earthly vessel far too soon.
      Condolences to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Our hearts are breaking for the Gera family. We have fond memories of spending time with Richie and will always fondly remember him with his vitality and charm.

    We are thinking of you all at this very sad time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. CandleImageDear Gera family
    Our heartfelt condolences to all of you
    Please know that you all are in our prayers
    Lots of love
    Purna and Shiv

  4. CandleImageI am heartbroken for Suman and all of the Gera family. We are all thinking of you here, so very sorry.
    Love, Cindy Gwin

  5. Just was so very sad to hear this news. I remember Suman bringing Richie and Sean to my house one year for our Christmas get together. How fun to meet the boys and get to know them. My heart breaks for you all! Things will never be quite the same but hold your memories close to your heart and use them to keep Richie alive and close! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  6. CandleImageRichie never knew a stranger and always lit up the room with his big heart and bigger personality. His positive energy, love of life and sense of adventure will be dearly missed. My heart goes out to his family and many friends. Each of us lost a bit of our hearts this week. May we always remember the good times and how Richie impacted our lives. Much love and prayers.

  7. We are deeply saddened by the loss that Suman you and your family have encountered. My condolences
    Geetu , Anil & Dhruv

  8. CandleImageUtterly shocking! Unbelievable ! Such a nice young man ! Such terrible loss. This is so sad. I feel shattered after hearing shocking news. May God give strength to the family to bear this loss. May his soul find eternal peace at the feet of the lord. I wish I was there to share the grief with family.

    I and SUMAN spent our childhood together in the bylines of New Delhi. Feel so sad for her and Mr. Lakhmi Gera.

  9. CandleImageOur heartfelt condolences Suman.. the news is absolutely devastating, unbearable & utterly shocking. May God rest Richies soul in peace & grant you & Sean all the strength in dealing with this loss. I have such fond memories of him from years ago, to me he will always be that chirpy, naughty kid… he was loved & cherished not only ere by us all & exactly that’s the reason even God wAnted him to be up in heaven with him that he snatched him away from us all.. you are in our prayers & our heart aches for you..

  10. CandleImageRichie,

    We were close. We were very close friends. I’ve been there for you during some of your toughest and rough patches. We’ve shared great memories. I wish you didn’t leave so soon man, why? You had a successful future ahead of you most couldn’t imagine or comprehend. You have a wonderful family and great friends. You achieved and accomplished more than most and you took that for granted man. You are stubborn and you were gonna do what you wanted regardless of what anybody told you. People adored and love you. You lived in the fast lane for sure. I wrote and am writing songs for you with Patrick and more with Zack, too. You inspired me too, man. You had a bright future ahead of you. We were gonna do great things together. Now I have to do them alone. I have to hold down the fort. On the flight to LA I cried when I heard the news. Ian, Paul, O, Amber, Anna, my brother, your brother, dad, mom and family loves you. Pat and Zack love you man — so so so so many people man. You’ll be missed. I know we had our tiffs but you wanted the best for me as I did for you. This is hard for me and everyone. It still hasn’t hit me that you are gone. I never got to tell you I love you before you left us. Rest easy man. Until we meet again

  11. CandleImageMe and my family are very sad to receive this tragic death news of dear Richie. May God give strength to sister Suman and family to bear this loss. May God gives peace to departed soul.

  12. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family. We saw Richie every year at thanksgiving. He would march into the house, dressed like a GQ model with a huge box of chocolates and take over the conversation for the next few hours. His presence will be missed. May his memory be a blessing.

  13. CandleImageReally saddened by your loss Suman Di. May God give you the strength to bear this loss. We are always there for you. Our prayers with the entire family and friends of dear Richie at this hour .

  14. CandleImageMy heart goes out to the Gera family. Richie was such a positive, energetic person in our office, and always came to work in style. He will be deeply missed.

  15. CandleImageRichie! You are one of the most incredible individuals that I have ever met. Thank you for all of the laughs and so many great memories. Congratulations on your MBA! Love you always sunshine!

  16. CandleImageMy deepest condolences to the Gera family. You treated me like family and ill never forget that.

    Richie. The loss of you has impacted me more than I ever thought possible. We may not have been blood but you are my brother. Our 20 years of friendship will never be forgotten. Your goofy smiles always lit up the room. But i deeply regret how how we drifted apart when I moved away.

    I love you bro and ill never forget you
    Ill see you again some day

  17. CandleImageI’m so sorry for this inconceivable loss. He was a bright light and a good person and will be missed.

  18. CandleImageWords may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we feel for the passing of Richie Gera .. we are sorry for your loss .. gone from our sigh but never from our hearts … Thinking of you during this difficult time …. Words fall short of expressing our sorrow for your loss …

    Rest in Peace Dear Richie

  19. Suman Gera saab &Shawn
    Sharing in your sadness as we all remember Richie , sending our healing prayers and comforting hugs!!
    With deepest sympathy!!

    Vinod and Meenakshi

  20. CandleImageDear Gera Family
    Our hearts are aching for you & we are truly sorry for your terrible loss. We know Richie from the very first day, Suman brought him from the hospital in our home. We had a great memories of Richie growing up in Lilburn.

    We are truly sorry as loosing a child is very heart breaking. Our words will never be enough to express the sorrow you are feeling. Our prayer is that may God give you strength to face it everyday.

    Lots of Love
    Gurbinder & Vijay Walia

  21. CandleImageI’m so sad 😞 that you left, this is so hard, we had so many plans! I hope that I can wake up and found that this is just a bad dream!
    Life with you was an adventure, dancing on the trails, jumping on waterfalls, if we don’t have a pool is ok, you said, let’s laid down on the lawn and use the sprinkles to get wet!
    Cooking amazing food, waking up full of kisses, living the live full of excitement!
    I’m so happy that I get to know you my gentleman handsome boy! I know that one day our lives are going to get cross again! And you are going to light up my life again!
    I love you so much and I already miss you so much! 💖
    Rest In Peace my handsome boy!
    And keep being Happy and stealing smiles! 💖🕺🏻💃🏡
    Your sleepy sweet princess

  22. CandleImageI’m so sad 😞 that you left, this is so hard, we had so many plans! I hope that I can wake up and found that this is just a bad dream!
    Life with you was an adventure, dancing on the trails, jumping on waterfalls, if we don’t have a pool is ok, you said, let’s laid down on the lawn and use the sprinkles to get wet!
    Cooking amazing food, waking up full of kisses, living the live full of excitement!
    I’m so happy that I get to know you my gentleman handsome boy! I know that one day our lives are going to get cross again! And you are going to light up my life again!
    I love you so much and I already miss you so much! 💖
    Rest In Peace my handsome boy!
    Keep being happy and stealing smiles!
    🕺🏻💃💖🏡

    Your sleepy sweet princess

  23. CandleImageMy heartfelt condolences to Suman and the Gera family on Richie’s sudden passing. May the light your son shined in the world be loved and celebrated and may you all find strength in your faith to endure such a sad and tragic loss.

    You are in my prayers,
    Leslie Burke

  24. CandleImageOur deepest and sincere condolences Suman and family on the untimely demise of our beloved Richie ver very shocking and unbelievable news. We had a very good time at Monica’s wedding last year. He was very excited and having good time . His smile will always be in our hearts and will make us smile. May his soul be with almighty Lord and in peace. He will be missed always. “We love u Richie “

  25. CandleImageI can’t wrap my head around the fact that Rich is actually gone. I keep thinking that this a really bad joke and I will see him at Trader Joe’s or I will look down at my phone and see one of his novel long text. Often I’d stop by Riches place on my way home. Never would I call I would just pull up and he’d walk out and give me a beer. Always welcoming and offering advice. Rich spoke in such a wise way. I will miss our banter as obnoxious as it was we found it very funny. Thank God for the time we did have together. One day I will meet you again and I’m sure you will be there with a beer then show me all the best spots. Rest in peace my friend.

  26. CandleImageMy deepest condolences to Richie’s family. I met Richie at an art show. He was full of life and very passionate about everything he does. It was a huge pleasure to get to know him. Truly a wonderful person, he will be missed.

  27. CandleImageYour untimely death has shook us all. May your soul rest in peace and may God give your family courage to bear the loss.
    Lots of love
    GERA FAMILY

  28. Mamaji i feel sad about Richie death may his soul rest in peace and may god give you strength to bear this loss 🙏🙏💐💐

  29. CandleImageYou brought joy, happiness and laughter to all who met you; you will be sorely missed by everyone. When a person becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Loss leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
    My Heartiest condolence to everyone in the family. May God give strength to bear the lose. You will always be in the memories brother”Richie Bhaiya”. We all Love You Bro.

    Your Sis
    Gargi Gera & Family

  30. CandleImageOur heartaches when we heard about your untimely death you bring the happiness and joy in our life. I heard so many things about you from Dada ji (Mr. Lakhmi Gera) We love you and miss you already. We are going to treasure the memories of you big brother.
    Will miss you “Richie Bhaiya”.

    Lot’s of Love,
    Richa Gera & Family

  31. CandleImageNever had met him but have always heard of his lively personality . May his soul rest in peace. You will be missed Richie bhaiya.
    Lots of love
    Gera Family

  32. CandleImagePlease accept our heartfelt condolences on the untimely demise of dear Richie. May his soul rest in peace and give courage to the family to bear this big loss..Om shanti🙏

  33. CandleImageOur heartfelt condolences to your family on the untimely demise of your son. May God grant peace to the departed soul and give strength to family to bear the loss… Praying for the departed soul… Om shanti🙏
    Santosh kapoor, Guncha, Yanli, Gunjan Anupam

  34. CandleImageAlthough no words can ease out the pain Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers
    Accept our deepest condolences
    -Veena Gera & Family

  35. CandleImageHeartfelt condolences
    Our prayers for the departed soul
    May God give strength to all the family members to bear this irrepairable loss

  36. CandleImagePlease accept my heartfelt condolences for your untimely loss. Your family will be in my prayers. May Waheguru ji give you and your family strength and Arvin soul Rest In Peace.

  37. CandleImageYou always lived life in the fast lane. We met in 2013, you were the life of the party. In 2016 we became inseparable. We traveled many places and made many friends. You took me snowboarding for my first time and tried teaching me yourself. He was actually a great teacher, he could shred! You showed me and taught me so many things that I am forever grateful for. You were never afraid to take risks which always made me so nervous. Haha. Birthdays were a big deal to me and you hated it, but I always decorated the house before you came home from work. To the Gera family, I’m so very sorry, Richie loved you guys like no other and I’m thankful to have met you all. Richie, I don’t know what you’ve been up to this past year, but I hope you did everything you wanted and more. Happy Birthday and Congratulations on your Masters!!!! -Sally 😉

  38. CandleImageSuman and Lakhmi,
    Richie was full of life and a charming boy from the day he was born. His memories will always be with all of us.
    Our prayers are with all of you as you go through this difficult period.
    May Richie’s memories and love give you strength and peace in the days ahead.
    Lots of love,

  39. CandleImageOur heartfelt condolences to your family on the untimely demise of dear Richie. May almighty grant peace to the departed soul and give strength to family to bear this irreparable loss … Om shanti🙏 Sanjay Kapoor, Simmi Kapoor, Arti Nikhanj

  40. CandleImageTo dearest Suman and family,
    Our heartfelt condolences to you all at such a difficult time. It is so unfortunate that we never got the chance to have met Richie in person, but nonetheless the loss is immense and heart-breaking. May God rest his soul in peace and may God give strength to you all to bear the loss, I’m sure he will be truly missed.
    Love Neelam, Sunil, Priyanka and Kunal

  41. CandleImageSuman and Lakhmiji
    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May Richie Rest In Peace.
    Jyoti and Taro Dsma

  42. My condolences to the whole family. Richie was such a bright spirit, and always so great to be around. He brought me some great laughs and wonderful memories. He will be so missed.

  43. CandleImageSuman and Lakhmiji
    Our heartfelt condolences to You and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Jyoti and Taro Dama

  44. Suman. So incredibly sorry for passing of Richie. It is really, really a sad time and hurts us all incredibly. Cannot imagine your grief and pain. Please know i am praying for Richie for a safe place in paradise. May you and your family find love and happiness in Richie’s memories although and stay strong as a family.

    Love you.

    Farzana

  45. CandleImageRichie man you will always remain in our heart. Met you years ago when we were kids and those moments still in my heart and will always. May lord ram bless your soul for rest in heaven. Man we all are crying for you. Bassi family is always would remain in pain for your demise man. Salute to your courage and love for life.

  46. CandleImageYou will be forever remembered and forever missed!
    Your imprint to this world was huge and how blessed we all were to know you and work with you.
    Be at peace

  47. Sorry to hear about the untimely demise of Richie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God give you the strength to bear this loss.

  48. CandleImageSuman and Lakhmiji:
    Our heartfelt condolences to you. May god give your family strength To bear this loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Taro and Jyoti Dama

  49. Dearest Richie and Gera Family,

    My sincerest condolences, it is heartbreaking to see you leave this world so soon. I will cherish the times we spent together. You made everything better for all of those around you. Thank You Richie. Until we meet again, Rest Easy

  50. We will miss you Richie. He was a young handsome man so full of life and energy . His untimely demise has put the whole community in shock. May his soul rest in peace, and God give strength to his family to bear this loss.

  51. CandleImageMy deepest condolences to the Gera family and all of Rich’s friends and loved ones. You were an amazing soul and a good friend Rich. I love you and I’ll always remember you and your enthusiasm for life. You will he missed.

    Love Imtiaz Kibria

  52. CandleImageWe can’t believe you’re gone Richie. We lived together for a few months and went from being your tenants to close friends. You inspired and influenced us from the way you would wake up at 6 in the morning to exercise to cooking amazing homemade meals. This was so unexpected considering how happy you were when we last saw you. Hope you can finally Rest In Peace. Much love to the Gera family, your loss is incomprehensible.

  53. CandleImageMay you have strength to bear this loss through the peace that I pray for you. May all the memories created in love give you joy.

  54. CandleImageMy condolences, Suman. I am grieving for you. You have been a fantastic mother. Stay strong , surround yourself with supportive family and pray for peace. I am here if I can help. God bless you and your family through this incomprehensible time.
    Much love,
    Fran

  55. CandleImageYou will be missed, however never forgotten. Of the times we’ve talked as you came over to visit Jay you were always full of energy, light, and love. I’m very grateful that I got to meet you and may your life inspire mine and others to live ours to the fullest.

  56. Really shocked to hear about Richi. I can’t believe it. I sincerely pray to Almighty to give you courage to bear the irreparable loss. May his soul rest in peace. 🙏

  57. CandleImageDearest Gera Family,

    Please accept our sincerest condolences, we are so sad to see Richie leave this world. You all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,

    – Daryani Family

  58. Suman & family – we are so sorry for your loss. We can’t imagine how hard this must be to everyone. Suman – we love you and miss you. This must be so difficult but you are a wonderful Mom and made so many beautiful memories. Remember the love you had for Richie and his heart & soul will always be with you forever.
    Tom, Jen & Libby – The Foleys

  59. CandleImageTo the Gera family I am so sorry for your loss. Richie was a great friend to Terrance. We have so many great memories with Richie that we will remember forever. I hope you find comfort knowing Richie was a great human with a huge heart and made a positive impact on everyone he met.

  60. CandleImageSuman and family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Richie but I often heard of your tremendous love for him. The memorial service was beautiful, and fitting for such a full and wonderful life. May your loving memories of Richie be a blessing and comfort to you always.

  61. CandleImageRichie…. i will never forget you . I never forget you very infectious SMILE . That belonged ONLY to you. Your sole i remember being all heart. You always looked out for people and wanted the best for everyone. I loved your spirit for life w out fear! Though our passed crossed less and less over the years. I always remember our times together. You definitely left an uncomfortable and positive mark in the memory of those you encountered in your life time. You will for ever be missed my friend.

  62. CandleImageRichie, you really were the life of the party. You knew how to find and appreciate the fine things in life, such as sailing, cooking and traveling. You had so much energy and always found a way to cheer others when they needed it most. You will be missed greatly.

    My heartfelt condolences to the family.

    • My deepest condolences to the Gera family. I worked with Richie years ago at Dass Salon. We were all so saddened to hear of his unexpected passing. He was a wonderful person with a big heart. RIP, Richie!

  63. CandleImageDear Suman please accept our heartfelt condolence for the sad demise of Richi. May his soul rest in peace.

  64. CandleImageHe was an amazing friend and such a bright light! He made everyone laugh and had such a great aura about him; he will truly be missed!!

  65. CandleImageरिची एक जिंदादिल इंसान कैसे जीवन जीता है, आपकी फोटो देखकर इसका अहसास हुआ। जीवन को काटना व जीना दो अलग पहलू हैं और आप जीवन जीने वालों में रहे। रिची बचपन में आज से तीन दशक से भी पहले एक ही बार जब आप और मैं दोनों छोटे थे, कानपुर में मामा जी के घर पर मिलना हुआ। इसकी याद मेरे जेहन में उस समय चाचा जी द्वारा क्लिक की गई फोटो को देखकर बरबस याद हो उठती है। जीवन अमर नहीं है, यह सभी जानते हैं, लेकिन जीवन को अधूरा छोड़ना भी तो सही नहीं दोस्त। फेसबुक पर लंबे समय से रिची आपसे जुड़ा रहा, बात भी हुई, लेकिन आप जिंदगी को इस तरह से छोड़कर हमें रोता छोड़ जाओगे, इसकी कभी कल्पना नहीं की थी। आपके अंतिम संस्कार के कठिन पलों में ऐसे शामिल होना होगा, कतई सोचा नहीं था। रिची आप जैसे जिंदादिल इंसान भले ही शारीरिक रूप से आज जुदा हो गए हों, लेकिन जीवन में आप इन दिलों में अंतिम समय तक रहोगे। आपके माता-पिता यानी हमारे चाचा जी व चाची जी को परमात्मा इस बेहद कठिन समय को सहने की हिम्मत बख्शे और आपको हमेशा अपने पास रखे।
    अलविदा ए जिंदादिल इंसान  

  66. CandleImageWe are so heartbroken by this devastating news. We will always remember Richie as our jovial, fun loving, warm, and kind cousin brother. We will never forget the times we were able to share together. Sending all our love and prayers.

    Monica, Ravi and Anjelika

  67. CandleImageSending love and prayers to the Gera family, especially my good friend Shawn.

    I will miss Richie. He was such a wonderful and joyful person and friend to me.

  68. CandleImageDearest Suman Aunty, Gera Uncle and Shawn, We will always remember Richie’s sweet, kind smile and presence. He brightened every room he walked into with his charm and charisma. We will always remember our road trip to Florida. You will be very missed by your friends and family. We love you kiddo! Sending our love, hugs and prayers to you. Love always, Nisha and Amita

  69. CandleImageWe are so heartbroken by the devastating news. We will always remember Richie as our warm, kind, fun loving, and jovial cousin brother. We are grateful to have spent times together over the past few years. Sending all our thoughts, love, and prayers.

    Monica, Ravi and Anjelika

  70. CandleImageWe are so heartbroken by the devastating news. We will always remember Richie as our warm, kind, fun loving and jovial cousin brother. We are so grateful to have spent times together over the past few years, but wish we had so much more. Sending all our thoughts, prayers, and love.

    Monica, Ravi, and Anjelika

  71. CandleImageWe are so heartbroken by the devastating news. We will always remember Richie as our warm, kind, fun loving, and jovial cousin brother. We are grateful to have spent times together over the past few years. Sending all our thoughts, love, and prayers.

    Monica, Ravi and Anjelika

  72. Suman, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so glad to have met Richie and I am so sorry for your loss.

  73. Heartfelt condolences on a Very sad and disheartening news of this young man leaving us. Our prayers for emancipation of this soul are presented herewith.May God give strength to Survivors to deal with the untimely loss. MEMBER greater Atlanta Vedic temple.

  74. My deepest condolences to the Gera family. My heart goes out to Jay, Shawn and Richie’s beautiful mother. Richie and I were childhood friends and he will always be in my heart.

  75. CandleImagePlease accept my heartfelt condolences on your precious loss. I pray for your strength during this most difficult time.. I know you from Equitable, Rizwana Farooq

  76. CandleImageDear Gera family,
    We were totally shocked to hear about the sudden loss of Ritchie amongst us.
    We have known him from childhood as he played and grew up with our kids. He had an infectious smile and was very comfortable in relating to all age groups.
    No amount of words can summarize the pain that you might be going through. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and prayers at this untimely loss and may God give you the strength to bear this huge loss. We are always there for you.
    Om Shanti

  77. CandleImageGera Family:
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the tragic death of your son. Our prayers are with you and we wish that his soul will rest in eternal peace. May God give you all the courage in these difficult times.
    Bhavana and Raj Shah

  78. CandleImageDear Suman & Gera Sahib, words can’t express the sorrow and the pain you all are feeling. We pray to god to give all of us the strength to cope with this tragic loss. Richie lived & moved on with his signature “living the fullest in the moment”. Be strong & cherish his life!!

    Dolly & Vikas

  79. I am thinking of you Geras. A part of my past is gone and I will never be able to comprehend that he isn’t here spreading his joy and laughter. The world lost one of it’s brightest lights.

  80. CandleImageMy name is Linda Hill and I work with Suman in San Francisco. I met Richie a number of times when he was in SF visiting his mom. One weekend when he was in town, we all went to the Kentucky Derby Day at Golden Gate fields. We dressed up and wore our hats just as though we were in Louisville enjoying it live. It was a great day, beautiful sunshine, action, and great people. I will always think of Richie just like he was on that day. Full of life and enjoying it every minute. My heart goes out to Suman and her family.

  81. Suman, I have no words, what can one say in this circumstances?
    All I can do is to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    There is a quote that has given me some hope in times of mourning, it is full of truth and meaning.
    ” Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight”.

  82. CandleImageSuman – sending love and healing prayers to you, Shawn and your entire family during this time of inconceivable loss and sorrow. Please know your NC friends are here to support you. xoxox

  83. A THANK YOU from the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency (ACSS)…

    https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaCSS/photos/a.202130833159670/3286750654697657/?type=3&theater

    A Champion Lost…

    Please join ACSS and its staff in supporting the family of Arvin Richie Gera. Arvin was one of ACSS’s most committed and passionate volunteers and touch the lives of a number of ACSS clients. Because of his dedication, a number of former ACSS clients are off the brighter futures. Thank you Arvin as well as those who knew Arvin and made financial contributions to ACSS in his honor. Your passion and generosity will never be forgotten.

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