Central High School of Philadelphia
Class 226



Hosted by Harvey Abrams, BS, MAT, Ph.D/abd

Harry F. Richman's Page
Harry Frederic Richman
(July 15, 1949 - October 7, 2018)

This page was created September 23, 2019
Additional comments by Abram Vinikoor added October 20, 2019

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I compiled this page from information I found on the internet from various sources plus
a eulogy from his best friend and classmate, Irwin Dvorkin.
May his memory be a blessing.

Harry F. Richman

Harry was the son of the late Giselle Schupack and the late Herman Richman.
He was survived by his wife, Suzanne Kent (married in 2005); his daughter, Lisa Richman (Paul Marone); his grandchildren Harper and Isaac Marone, and his sisters, Michele Richman and Claudine Richman. A visitation was held on October 17, 2018 at the Danjolell Memorial Home of Broomall, 2811 West Chester Pike, Broomall, PA 19008.

Following graduation from Central High School in 1967 he received his B.A. degree in ???????????? from Temple University. He then earned an ???????????????????????? from ?????????????????????????????????????? in 19??. He also studied ???????????????????????????????????????????????

Harry & Suzanne
(photo courtesy of Irwin Dvorkin)

Here are some links to obituaries and memorials written about Harry F. Richman.
I have made archival copies of each article in case they should disappear from the web.
  • Philadelphia Cremation Society: Harry F. Richman, 1949 - 2018

  • "Obituary: Harry F. Richman, Havertown, Pennsylvania.

  • Sent to me on 9/19/2019 by Irwin Dvorkin, comments on their lifelong friendship and these excellent photos.

    My best friend gone in a heartbeat, his memory alive and fervently beating and vivid within my heart.

    Monday I lost my lifelong boyhood friend Harry. The echoes of his voice, his loud laughter still echoing in the chambers of my brain.

    Our multiple daily Facetime chats allowed us to share our day-to-day joys and sorrows. To relive our many boyhood and adulthood memories. The secrets he kept, the comfort I put forth. The camaraderie is priceless, cannot be duplicated nor replaced.

    Yes he's gone. All the platitudes referring to no more pain and he's in a better place may well be true, yet they don't fill the daily void , the vacuum left by his sudden passing.

    As it is so often said, time no doubt will heal this wound.

    I choose to remember him at his best, a smile on his face, a kind soul so tortured by pain, yet so durable and tough that it didn't diminish his lust for life.

    Rest in peace my brother. Sleep well, enjoy an eternity of peace. Read the books you couldn't finish, and listen to the music you love.

    Irwin Dvorkin, September 14, 2019

    (photo courtesy of Irwin Dvorkin)

    Harry with grandchild
    (photo courtesy of Irwin Dvorkin)

    Harry's grandchildren Isaac and Harper
    (photo courtesy of Irwin Dvorkin)

From: Abram Vinikoor
To: Olympicbks
Sent: Sun, Oct 13, 2019 8:03 pm
Subject: Harry F. Richman
I was very sad to learn from the recent post that Harry Richman passed away last year.

We grew up directly across the street from each other on Thouron Avenue. He was “Ricky” to me and my family. I have fond memories of playing touch football on our front lawns, bus trips downtown with a stop at Leary’s bookstore, and going to his father’s seafood store and occasionally delivering orders together. He was very intellectual, well read, with a love for everything French. Unfortunately, we lost touch after graduating Central and Temple University. May his memory be a blessing.

Harvey, thank you so much for the post and your dedication to the 226th class.

Abe Vinikoor

Seattle WA

If you would like to send some photos or
write a message in memory of Harry, please send it to me at:

Please send any additional information to me at:

Harvey Abrams
PO Box 732
State College, PA, USA 16804
tel: (814) 321-4018
(mobile with voice mail for messages)
email: Olympicbks@aol.com

As of March 2016 I live and work in several locations:
State College, PA.,
Vienna, Austria, and
Prague, Czech Republic.
The best way to contact me is via email at.... Olympicbks@aol.com

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This page was created September 23, 2019
Updated with additions on October 20, 2019


page 1 - http://chs226.org/ (CHS226 "entry" page or "home" page)
page 2 - http://www.chs226.org/CHS226.html (Introduction/dedication page, announcements)
page 3 - http://www.chs226.org/CHS226Directory.html (Class Directory, The 226th Class in alphabetical order, all 482+ classmates)
page 3a - http://www.chs226.org/CHS226questionnaire.html 226 Class QUESTIONNAIRE. Please go here, fill out and return to Harvey.
page 3b - http://www.chs226.org/CHS226missingclassmates.html CHS226missingclassmates.html.
page 4 -- http://www.chs226.org/226_Best_List-3.pdf (Zach's 28 page master list [pdf] the entire class with contact information)
Pages 005 to 500+ -- Links to individual pages for each classmate. Go to the Class DIRECTORY (page 3) for these linked pages.

Contact us
Send 226 Class news to: Reunion Organizer & Class Rep:
Harvey Abrams
PO Box 732
State College, PA USA 16804
email: Olympicbks@aol.com
(814) 321-4018
Zachary Rubin
(215) 321-6905
email: zrubin2@verizon.net
email: zrubin2@verizon.net

Contact the Central HS Alumni Association
The Associated Alumni of the Central High School of Philadelphia
PO Box 26580
Philadelphia, PA 19141-6580
tel: (215) 927-9550 -- fax: (215) 276-5823
email: chsalumniphl@aol.com
website: http://www.centralhighalumni.com
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