Richard Allan Fivek

  • Born: November 13, 1939
  • Died: February 17, 2021
  • Location: Concord, Massachusetts

Concord Funeral Home

Director - Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP
74 Belknap St.
Concord, MA 01742
Tel. (978) 369-3388

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard Allan Fivek of Concord passed away on February 17, 2021 at the Hospice House in Lincoln. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Gwinner Fivek for 52 years. He was the devoted father of David Milton Fivek and Jason Allan Fivek and his wife Rory all of Concord. He was the loving grandfather of Kyle, Ryan, Alex and Bridget. He was born in Oak Park, IL November 13, 1939 son of William and Jewel Fivek. He was predeceased by his brother William Fivek.

Rich received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1961 and an MBA at Indiana University in 1962. He proudly served in the US Navy as an officer from 1962 to 1966 and was responsible for conventional ammunition logistic systems for the Atlantic Fleet and the Pacific Fleet.

He was an AT&T executive for 3 years then worked at Interactive data Corporation in 1967 to 1982 in a variety of sales positions. He was Director of International Sales at Index Technology from 1985 to 1991.
From 1992 to 2004 he was President of Hancock Software.

Rich was a member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church of Concord, MA. He was a long-time member of the Concord Country Club and served as president of Concord Paddle Tennis. He had a home on the Kennebago River in Maine and was a board member of the Kennebago Lake Camp Owners Association. He was active in the invasive plant monitoring program for the state Maine. He relished the beauty of the area, hiking the mountains and fly fishing.

He had a love for Concord. He would refer to it as "the center of the universe". This love led him to become a Concord guide. He enjoyed giving tours and working in the Concord Visitors Center. He also found great enjoyment and satisfaction from working with his family in the yard, in particular splitting firewood to fuel his wood burning stoves.

Due to the current restrictions on social gatherings his funeral will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations in Rich's memory may be made to:
The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle
34 Walden Street, Unit 217
Concord, MA 01742

Condolence & Memory Journal

Barbara, I'm so sad to read about Rich's passing. Deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Posted by Earl Van Horn - Acton, MA - Friend   February 28, 2021

so sorry for your loss, Jason and others in your family.

Posted by joshua kane    February 26, 2021

Barbara ; We would like to offer our sincere sympathy to you, David ,Jason and family on the passing of Richard in to heaven, Jack& Polly Murray

Posted by John Murray - Concord, MA, MA   February 21, 2021

I am so very sorry to hear about Rich's passing. He certainly did a great deal for us paddle players. He seemed to be at the hut all the time puttering and fixing something. We were lucky to have someone like him. He did a lot and will be missed. He was also very funny and handsome and looked like a paddle player. My thoughts and love are with you Barbara, stay well.
Merideth DeLamarter February 21, 2021

Posted by Merideth DeLamarter - Concord, MA - Friend   February 21, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Rich's passing at too young an age. We worked together many years ago at Interactive Data. IDC was a newly-formed, vibrant young company, loaded with talent, energy, and dedication. Rich fit that bill .. what fun we all had together. Always good-humored and good-natured, Rich was funny, kind, easy to work with and be around, and an altogether good guy, as others have said. Sending my sincere condolences to Rich's wife and family.

Posted by Nancy Nitikman - Coworker   February 21, 2021

Barbara, Jason and David, We were so sorry to learn of your loss.
With much love.

Posted by Corinne, Artty and Johnny Kinsman - Concord, MA - Acquaintance   February 21, 2021

On behalf of the staff of Concord Country Club, I send our sincere condolences to Barb, Dave, Jason and the whole Fivek family. Rich was an engaging, witty and fun fellow who will be missed dearly by all who knew him. He will live on in our hearts and memories.

Posted by Elaine Dupuis - Concord, MA - Friend   February 19, 2021

Dear Barbara, David & Jason- Susie and I send our deepest condolences on the passing of Rich. I really enjoyed talking with your Dad over the years and found him to be extremely funny and such a good guy. My parents really enjoyed their friendship with Rich (and Barbara) over the years and I hope my Dad will keep in touch with Barbara when he returns from Florida. All the best- Adam & Susie Winstanley

Posted by Adam Winstanley - Concord, MA - Family Friend   February 19, 2021

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