Richard Jerrold (Dicky) Flax

by | Oct 12, 2023 | Obituaries

RICHMOND – Richard Jerrold (Dicky) Flax died on October 9, 2023.

Dicky was predeceased by the love of his life, Evelyn Flax, and his daughter-in law, Paula Carl.

Born April 3, 1927, Dicky attended Lehigh University and graduated from the University of Richmond. He also served in the United States Army during World War II. Dicky worked in the business, Standard Bag and Burlap Company, with his father, and he was lucky to retire at a young age.

Dicky was an avid golfer, but his greatest joy came from watching his sons play competitive golf. He was also a dedicated volunteer for “Meals on Wheels” and was recognized by the organization for his service.

Dicky was a lifelong member of Temple Beth-El in Richmond; his mother, Lilly Flax, was one of its founders. He was best known for his rendition of the 10 plagues at the Passover Seder. The Seder will never be the same.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Jeffrey (Mona) Flax and Eric (Candace) Flax; his grandchildren, Harris (Anthony McSpadden) Flax, Jeremy Flax, Scott (Erika) Flax, Lauren (Jordan) Kocen, and Katherine (Louis) Brody; and his great-grandchildren, Sydney Flax, Peyton Flax, Penina Kocen, Everlee Kocen, and Preston Brody.

The funeral was held at Beth El Cemetery, in Richmond. Please make memorial donations to Meals on Wheels or the charity of your choice. We will miss you, Papa!