Born in Ipswich on August 10, 1964 he was the only child of George C. and Katherine (Pickul) Richards of Largo, Fla. Jonathan was raised in Rowley and was a 1982 graduate of Triton Regional High School where he played varsity basketball. He continued his education for next two years at Mass. Maritime Academy where he received his Associates Degree. Returning to Gloucester he soon went to work as an equipment operator. He was employed for many years at Allied Cold Storage and for the past six years at Americold Cold Storage both in Gloucester.
Jon and his daughter Chanel had spent many a memorable hour walking the beach collecting and sorting beach glass. The Boston Aquarium was one of their favorite visits. He will be dearly missed.
In addition to his daughter and parents he is survived by many friends.
His funeral service with burial in the Main Street Cemetery, Rowley will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. To send a condolence please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
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