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In Memoriam: Richard Ormond

Ormond Stadium Complex Modernization Fund

Ormond Endowment Fund for Teaching Excellence

 Ormond Endowment for Athletics Excellence

Memorial contributions in Richard’s name may be placed in any of the suggested Ormond Family Funds.

Richard Ormond passed away on April 13, 2023.

From the obituary:

Richard William Ormond passed away on April 13, 2023 following a valiant 4-year fight against prostate cancer. His final months were spent at Holy Cross Village in Notre Dame, Indiana. He was 70 years old. Rich Ormond was born on May 14, 1952 in Aurora, Illinois to Neal and Margery Ray Ormond. He attended Freeman and Washington schools and graduated in 1970 from West Aurora High School, all in School District 129. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1974, and an MBA from the University of Southern California in 1977. A resident of southern California for many years, Rich had a distinguished management career in numerous technology-based companies, beginning at Motorola in the 1970s during the early development of cell phones, and in later decades with several innovative Silicon Valley start-ups developing computer components. Rich had a strong allegiance to the University of Notre Dame. He was an avid supporter of all the Irish athletic teams, enthusiastically following their fortunes and celebrating their many successes. He regularly signed his communications with family and friends with GO IRISH! After retirement he relocated to South Bend where he enjoyed living on the banks of the St. Joseph River bordering the campus which allowed him to walk to athletic competitions and to engage in the full spectrum of university life. While Notre Dame was a passion, Rich’s greatest joy was watching his children, Carolyn and Alex, grow into such creative, successful, and independent adults. Carolyn and Alex were Rich’s most valued supporters during his difficult battles with the stages and setbacks of cancer, including being close by his side during his final weeks. Rich is survived by his daughter, Carolyn (Scott) of Palm Springs, California, and his son, Alex (Madoka) of Tokyo, Japan. He was predeceased by his parents, Neal and Margery Ray Ormond. He is survived by his siblings, Neal (Mary) Ormond of Aurora, Illinois, Martin (Andrea) Ormond of La Quinta, California, Nancy (Donald) Murphy of Batavia, Illinois, and Paul (Susan) Ormond of Savannah, Georgia. In addition, Rich is survived by 15 nieces and nephews, and two dozen grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Private funeral arrangements are being coordinated by Kaniewski Funeral Home in South Bend, Indiana, and interment will be at Cedar Grove Cemetery on the Notre Dame campus. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Rich’s memory to any of several Ormond Family funds (for West Aurora Teaching Excellence, Athletic Excellence and the Ormond Stadium Renovation) at the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, 111 W. Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60506; to the University of Notre Dame, Department of Development, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556; or to a charitable organization of the donor’s choice.

Published by Beacon News on Apr. 16, 2023.

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