Whereas Richard 'Rick' C. Jarvis, Jr., 57, of Cambridge MA, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on Tuesday, October 27, 2020; and
Whereas He was born in Cambridge to Mary Ann Jarvis and the late Richard C. Jarvis Sr., survived by his wife, Karla, and their three children, Richard 'Dewey' C. Jarvis III, Charlie Ann Jarvis and Marc Tyler Jarvis, his sister Lisa, brother Russell, and a host of relatives and friends; and
Whereas He attended Shady Hill School, Cambridge Public School, and Fisk University, became a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, and later received a Master's in Education from Harvard University; and
Whereas Rick had a talent for friendships and enjoyed life to its fullest: an avid fisherman, jazz music lover, bicyclist and woodworker; and
Whereas His many mentees would say "he was the blueprint," for the example he set in serving his community; and
Whereas He touched the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds with his work in Positive Edge, the Dubois Academy, and the Saturday Program at Moses Youth Center with Commissioner Barb; now therefore be it Resolved that the Cambridge School Committee go on record recognizing the wonderful work that the Rick Jarvis devoted to the youth of Cambridge; and be it further Resolved that a formal copy of this Resolution be prepared by the Executive Secretary to the School Committee and forwarded to his family.
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