Memory Book of

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Richard Drake

This online condolence book has been created for HORIBArians to express their thoughts and memories about Richard Drake who worked for HORIBA for 40 years.

Once completed, this condolence book will be printed and given to Richard’s family.

Book Owner: Katie Bates
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Kathy (Bird) Culbertson

I was deeply shocked and saddened to learn that Richard had passed away after such a short illness. I met Richard Drake when I spent several weeks in Northampton in the early 1980s while doing offsite checkouts of “VETS” computer systems, which had originally been programmed at Horiba’s Ann Arbor office.  Richard gracefully tolerated …

Dave Guyler

Richard knew and took his time to know everyone by name and would often walk around the building to speak to everyone and make sure everything was OK. He would always come up to me and my wife at Christmas parties for a chat. A great loss to all that knew a very nice …

Jacques Huchon

I first met Richard in early 80’s when I joined Horiba France. Richard has always been a key person in the Horiba Europe organisation, a true gentleman. Thanks to his strong support, he contribuated to expend HF Automotive business in permiting visits to main HIL customers, helped on this by my dear colleagues Les …

Laura Thomson

So very sorry to hear the sad news of Richard’s passing. He was very kind and helpful, a true gentleman. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with his family at this sad time. …

Xuefeng Routley

Richard was such a kind and supportive gentlement. I am very saddened to hear of his passing. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. …

Louise Allen

Nothing was ever too much for Richard and for that I can’t thank him enough, his support, guidance and empathy will stay with me forever   My deepest sympathies to Sue and Family …

Natalie Ramscar

So sorry to hear the news about Richard, such a lovely, kind, caring man.  My thoughts are with Sue and the family. …

Masao Okawa

Thank you for your contributions to HORIBA for more than 40 years. I have learnt you were so loved by HORIBARIANs with your professionality and ownership, which have helped HORIBA many times from difficult situations. I promise to take over your heart and sprit to grow HORIBA greater, stronger and more resilient. May your …

Dave Flatman

When Richard came to HIL he became part of many people’s lives both at Horiba and I am sure at many other places. He was always professional in his actions but always had the wellbeing of all the people he came across in mind and took time to understand the problems that they encounted …

Tim Hall

I was very saddened to hear of Richards passing and so soon after his retirement. My deepest sympathy goes out to all his family and friends. Richard was a true gentleman and a role model for my former young self entering this new business. His witty comments across a workshop, “I hope your using …
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