It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our close family friend, Sean Patrick Richey. Sean was not just a friend, but was a part of our family here at Triple F as he was the father of our Office Manager Shannon Richey. Our family ties go all the way back to his high school years, when he and one of our Co-founders took vocational machine tool class together.
When we decided to open Triple F, Sean took many, many precision machinists tools from his own personal collection and donated them to our shop. When we added a CNC Lathe, it was Sean who helped us get it up and running. Years later, we added a CNC Milling Machine and it was Sean Richey who once again stepped up and helped us to bring it online. While he was teaching me how to run the CNC Mill, he mentioned that his daughter Shannon would be a good fit for the person I was looking for to help in the office and with the computer issues and website. He was absolutely correct. We here at Triple F will be forever in his debt.
Sean was diagnosed with cancer a little over a year ago, and his battle came to a surprisingly abrupt end on Thursday October 13th. During a procedure at the hospital, his heart stopped, and Sean left us. We are dazed and confused and our hearts are broken. This was not the way the battle was supposed to go. We had expected our dear friend to be laughing and joking with us again soon.
Please bear with us as we mourn our friend and father. We are a small family business. There are no extra troops we can call in as back up when something like this happens. Shannon will be out of the office for as long as it takes, but we will continue to do our best as a company. We are not some big conglomerate. If we make a mistake, call us. That’s my phone number on the website. We will make it right.
Please keep Shannon and her three brothers in your thoughts and prayers.