Gary Mark Richards, former Ridgefield resident, passed away peacefully at his home in Norwalk on September 1, 2012. He was 55 years old.
Mr. Richards was born in Newton, Mass., son of Norman V. Richards and the late Ruth Wyman Richards. He attended public school in Arlington Heights, Ill. and in Ridgefield. He was a member of the Class of 1974 at Ridgefield High School, where he was deeply involved in the music program and was a member of various RHS performing groups. He went on to study jazz percussion, and in particular the vibraphone, at Berklee College of Music in Boston and with Mr. Tony Chirco, a noted percussionist in Fairfield County.