Obituary of Richard Lockley

December 31, 2020

Richard Phillip Lockley, 60, of New York City, passed away unexpectedly at home on December 31, 2020 with his life partner Angie Maria Hankins by his side.

Richard was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 27, 1960 to Tyrone and Patricia Lockley and moved to Akron, Pennsylvania as a child. Richard graduated from the University of Chicago, receiving a Masters of Business Administration, and from West Chester University of Pennsylvania receiving a Bachelor of Science degree.

Richard loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews. Each one of them had a special, unique relationship with Richard that they cherish.

Richard was a world class adventurer and a serious athlete, traveling and visiting places all over the world. At an early age he loved playing soccer and basketball. Richard was passionate about cycling, and was an avid triathlete. He ran both the Chicago and New York Marathons, and competed in many triathlon events including the Ironman Championship in Kona; and the New York City Ironman and the Canada half Ironman. "He was an Ironman."

Many of his travels and adventures were shared with Angie, and many of his friends. Richard and Angie shared a passion for travel, good food, fitness and family. They biked, ran and took food tours where ever they travelled including Spain, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Korea, the Netherlands, Paris, and London. He also biked across Portugal and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with his good friend and business partner Moses Sawney. Richard took many cycling trips with his boys: Keith Cooper, Corey Pendleton and John Sydnor along with others, most recently in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Richard loved a good challenge and had a successful business career as an IT professional at Quaker Oats/Gatorade, a banking analyst with ING Bank in Vietnam, a real estate investment banker at Bank of America in San Francisco, CA and Charlotte, NC, and a Senior Manager at Thompson, Cobb, Bazilio and Associates in Washington, D.C. More recently, Richard was a forensic economist with Jerome S. Paige & Associates. Additionally, Richard founded several businesses with Moses (Vondrais and Kearus Associates).

Richard is survived by his partner Angie, his father, Tyrone Lockley of Wesley Chapel, Florida, his brothers Patrick of La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Mark (Cheryl) of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Richard is also survived by his Aunt Jean Anthony of Chicago, Illinois and his nieces and nephews, Alex, Emily, Zachary and Sydney. Richard was preceded in death by his mother Patricia Lockley and his Grandparents.

Richard's smile lit up a room. He will be forever missed for his zest for life and his commitment to the many people he touched in his journey.

A memorial mass will be held on January 7, 2021, at 10 am, at The Church of the Immaculate Conception located at 414 East 14th Street, New York, New York, 10009; and streamed live at .

A private celebration of Richard's life and the scattering of his ashes will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard's memory to the Equal Justice Initiative at!/donation/checkout

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While we did not stay in touch I considered Richard a friend back in HS. We were always in the same home room and I had a front row seat at all his soccer games, watching from the bench. I remember his smile! RIP Richard

Posted by: Jim Little - Royersford, PA - January 5, 2021

While we did not stay in touch I considered Richard a friend back in HS. We were always in the same home room and I had a front row seat at all his soccer games, watching from the bench. I remember his smile! RIP Richard

Posted by: Jim Little - Royersford, PA - January 5, 2021

Will miss riding with you, Richard. You were an extraordinary but even more extraordinary friend and human being. Rest In Peace, my brother. Q.

Posted by: Quintin Primo III - Chicago, IL - January 5, 2021

Allison and I are so sorry for Richard's passing and send heartfelt condolences to his fraternity brothers, his friends, his family and his life partner. Brother Richard was a person we so enjoyed being around. With every encounter, his kindness, humor, great intelligence and character were all immediately and consistently evident. His athletic ability and adventurous spirit were greatly admired by all who knew of his exploits. He will be so missed.

So Allison and I pray comfort and healing for all hearts bruised and broken by Richard's passing. We pray for ever present recollection of great times, great adventures and great laughs enjoyed with Richard. We pray for Richard's heavenly journey.

Farewell, good Brother. May your heavenly road be forever smooth, may the scenery be forever beautiful and may heavenly breezes be forever at your back.

Posted by: Darrell Williams - Chicago, IL - January 5, 2021

Sending love and deepest sympathy to all the family and friends who are mourning the loss of a wonderful soul that was taken too soon. I wish I had the chance to have know him better.

Posted by: Sandi Kaspszyk - Kunkletown, PA - January 5, 2021

My deepest condolences to Richard's family! 26 years ago, Richard was my colleague at ABN AMRO in Hanoi, Viet Nam. He shared with me the book Corporate Finance. We had a lot of fun!

Richard, do you remember that I so like to touch you hair whenever I can without you knowing it in advance. When you figured out, I said this is a ball made cotton!. Vince and I talked about you when we met or talked from time to time so I still know how you were doing! And this morning (December 6th, 2021), I got this news about you! It is so sudden! My favourite ball made of cotton forever left us!

May you rest in piece!

Posted by: Huong Nguyen - Hanoi, - January 5, 2021

My sincere apologies to Angie, and to Richard's family and friends. I met Richard several years ago through Jerome Paige, and I worked with him and Moses Sawney on various forensic economic projects. Although our work was largely from a distance, Richard and I developed friendship and enjoyed sharing details of our world travels, although I continued to be astounded by his cycling accomplishments. Richard was a warm,kind, person who had a keen mind and a great sense of humor. May he rest in peace.

Posted by: Charles Betsey - Washington, DC - January 7, 2021

Richard and I worked at Quaker Oats together and spent time together when he lived in DC. He was such an awesome human! Kind, very generous and always ready with a warm smile! He will be missed. My sympathies to his family and may God comfort you all.

Jacqui Neal

Posted by: Jacqueline Neal - COLUMBUS, OH - January 7, 2021

So greatful to have met and spent time with Richard. He was a wonderful man.


Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

With Sympathy,

Dean and Katherine

Posted by: Dean Lose' - Palo Altp, CA - January 7, 2021

Richard and I met in 1978, our freshman year at West Chester University. At college, in Chicago, NYC, DC and in between we had great times. At school he had a red Vega, we put so many miles on it he had to pay someone to take it away and that included the 8 track! It was cool to see him finish his first marathon in NYC. Richard and his folks took me to my first Earth, Wind & Fire concert in Philadelphia. At the Spectrum! In fact, a year ago I was sitting in a taxi leaving the Detroit airport. It was sleeting, dark and I was not happy with the world. Fantasy came on the radio and I called Richard. I instantly felt better, and the world was OK. That was Richard, you knew it was going to be OK. That February Richard helped me celebrate my 60th birthday in Boston. I miss his warm heart and big smile. God Bless you Richard, Rest in Peace. Your friend, Kyle

Posted by: Kyle Roblee - Lake Wylie, SC - January 7, 2021

Richard and I met in Tampa, Florida in 1987 and were immediately close friends as well as fraternity brothers. He was a delight to be around, always upbeat and full of laughs. There was never a dull moment with Richard, he made sure of that.

We bumped into each other again in Washington DC in 2009, fittingly after he had just completed a 10K race. That was Richard - always on the go. It was the last I saw him. He will surely be missed.

To Richard's family, I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ will give you comfort in this time of sorrow. Take comfort in believing that you will see Richard again on the other side.

Posted by: Michael Perch - Alexandria, VA - January 8, 2021

So shocked by this news. Just the day before we had talked about the next steps in our work with Jerome Paige and Moses. So hard to believe.

Richard was friendly, diligent and accomplished. Ii was a pleasure to work with him. He always took on his share of the work, and delivered the right thing at the right time. A true team player, and fun to work with.

We will miss him.

Posted by: Subodh Mathur - Bethesda, MD - January 8, 2021

I am still in shock about the news regarding Richard. We met in 1990 working at Quaker Oats and immediately became close friends. This began a friendship that lasted almost 30 years. We connected in many ways and were frat brothers. Richard was the kind of friend you could call at any hour and he answered the phone. He touched so many people and will truly be missed. My prayer goes to Angie and his family. RIP in peace my friend.

Posted by: Malcolm Jackson - Silver Spring, MD - January 14, 2021

I was sadden when I learned of the passing of Richard. He & I pledge on the same line of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Zeta Psi Chapter at West Chester University, spring 1980.

Posted by: Dennis - , - March 15, 2021

I am at a loss for words over Richard's passing. We spent a short time as roommates at West Chester State University. We also shared a bond as members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

I recall during a spring break while at WCU, myself, Bro. Tyrone LeCato and Richard drove to Chicago and stayed with his grandparents while Richard took time to show us around the Windy City.

I also have fond memories visiting his family in Lancaster, PA.

Richard and I also spent a weekend in Annapolis, Maryland getting our sailing licenses.

Richard was one of kind and will be missed.

Posted by: Warren Trent - Phoenix, AZ - March 15, 2021

I just heard the sad news and can’t even find the words....

I will always have fond memories of us snowboarding, hanging out in DC and also running the Atlanta Peachtree road race.

I know how much he loved his family and I wish all his loved ones peace and comfort.

Posted by: Cerise J - Atlanta, GA - March 18, 2021

Just now hearing of Rich's passing. I am so saddened to hear. I have fond and fun memories from our college days at West Chester Univ. and a friend to my brother. I send my sincere condolences to all of his family and to Angie. RIP Richard

Posted by: Donna Gravatt-Morris - Elkins Park, PA - March 19, 2021
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