Dr. Mark Richards, 50, of Noblesville, went home to be with the Lord on September 23, 2005, surrounded by his family and friends.
He was born in Indianapolis to George and Imogene Richards on March 2, 1955. He spent his entire life in the Indianapolis area, graduating from Hamilton Southeastern in 1973. He then attended Indiana Wesleyan University, graduating in 1977, and then IU School of Medicine, graduating in June of 1981. His internship and residency was at St. Vincent Hospital from July 1982 to June 1985. He started his Family Practice in 1984, taking over the late Dr. Max Freemans practice in Carmel.
He has been a member of the Indiana Medical Association since June of 1983, and a member of the American Board of Family Practice since January 1985, and the American Academy of Family Physicians since September 1985. He continued his practice in Carmel as he joined with Riverview Hospital in May of 1995.
Mark was an outstanding athlete during high school, college, and throughout his life. He held many records and won many tournaments, earning both local and national recognition. He shared his love of sports by coaching numerous teams. He started the boys tennis program at Heritage Christian School 13 years ago, and he built the program to be ranked in the top ten in the State.
He began coaching the girls basketball team five years ago, and led the team to the City Championship in 2002 and 2003. He coached the girls basketball team to the schools first Sectional title in 2003, which was the first year the school was eligible to participate in the IHSAA, and they have won the Sectional every year since. In 2004 he coached his team to the Class 2A State Championship game.
Marks faith permeated all aspects of his life and his work. He was committed to sharing his faith in Jesus Christ with others at every opportunity. He was an active member of Grace Community Church.
He married his high school sweetheart Cynthia Adomatis in 1977. Together they have four children, Bethany, Zachary, Hannah, and Leah. His kids were his pride and joy. In addition to his family, he is also survived by his siblings Ron Richards, Vicki Lake, and Tim Richards. He joins his parents in Heaven.
Visitation will be held at Grace Community Church, 5504 E. 146th St., on Monday 9/26 from 2:00 9:00pm, and Tuesday 9/27
5:00- 6:30 pm. A Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 pm
Tuesday at Grace Community Church. A private committal service
will be held on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, Mark had requested memorial donations be made to the Christian Foundation of Indiana, 8445 Keystone Crossing Blvd, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46240 to be used toward Leah Richards education fund.
To send flowers to the family of Dr. Mark G. Richards, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
In the event that there is an error in the information presented, please contact the funeral home by clicking here.