Richard Charles Kairer

April 29, 2020 Chadds Ford, PA Loving Family Man with an Outsized Personality

Richard Charles Kairer, age 69 of Chadds Ford, PA, died Wednesday April 29th, 2020. Rich is survived by his wife Beth (Keenan); sons Ryan (Agnes) and Timothy; daughter Alison; granddaughter Kaiyann; sister Peggy Esposto; and canine companions Clark and Emma. Rich was preceded in death by his father, Howard Fithian Kairer Jr., brother Howard and his mother Margaret Kairer (nee Mosteller).

Born in 1950 in Bryn Mawr, PA Rich was a second-generation graduate of Lower Merion High School and spent his younger days in the borough of Narberth. Rich was employed in real estate and home construction for over 50 years and took delight in lending his expertise to others. He and his wife Beth enjoyed living in Chadds Ford, PA for the last 18 years.

Rich was a beloved husband, father, and grandparent who enjoyed supporting his children’s projects and endeavors. A practical man with an outsized personality, Rich exhibited a deep love of nature and held a lifelong passion for gardening and the outdoors. A favorite time for him was vacationing “Up North” on Lake Michigan, swimming in the crystal clear waters, boating, and fishing, and cooking whitefish.

Due to the global pandemic a celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be mailed in Richard’s memory to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380.

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.

Memorial Donations

Brandywine Valley SPCA

1212 Phoenixville Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
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Celebration of Life

Due to the global pandemic a celebration of life will be held at a later date


  1. Peggy, my thoughts are with you and your family ❤️
    Chris Dixon-Graff

    Chris | May 21, 2020 at 10:38 PM
  2. Peggy
    I am so sorry for the loss of your brother Richard. We have such fond memories of living around the corner from your family for so many years. You baby sat our boys. Your Dad taught my youngest son how to woodcarve ducks and geese. Your brother taught me how to secure stucco. We are grateful for knowing you and yours. Love and prayers, Bruce Fay

    Brewster Fay | May 20, 2020 at 3:40 PM
  3. Peggy, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear brother. Prayers to you and your family.
    Carroll Mcconnell Shields

    Carroll Mcconnell Shields | May 20, 2020 at 8:04 AM
  4. So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Colleen and Dave

    Colleen Dilatush | May 19, 2020 at 11:24 AM
  5. So very sorry to learn of Rich joining Howard. Always the sweetest person, even as a little kid. RIP Chew😎 God Bless Beth and the kids.
    Gene & Meredith O’Donnell, Houston, TX

    Gene O’Donnell | May 19, 2020 at 11:19 AM
  6. So Sorry Peggy. I can imagine how close u must of been to your brother, Iknow how close I am to mine. My prayers are with you LynnMarciante Scott

    Lynn Marciante Scott | May 19, 2020 at 10:58 AM
  7. Deepest condolences to you Peggy and all who loved him. May he Rest In Peace knowing he was loved by many!

    Marty and Loretta McMahon | May 19, 2020 at 10:44 AM
  8. Sorry for your loss. He was a great guy prayers and thoughts with the family. Joe Gavarone

    Joe Gavarone | May 18, 2020 at 6:12 AM
  9. I took my 10 to 15 year old Hawaiian Coconut Cream coffee beans out for Mother’s Day to serve everyone. I, once again, immediately thought of Rich, Beth and his family.
    Visiting at their recently refinished home, I was welcomed as if was Family. Rich was the only person who stood by me and kept me sane during some of best and hardest times I ever had at work. A well rounded, compassionate, and wonderful man. In this life, my heart is yet again broken. I miss him terribly now but look forward to seeing him soon. Thank you Rich for giving me the chance to know you and becoming a better person as a result. XOXO~~

    Laszlo Garay | May 18, 2020 at 1:34 AM
  10. Beth
    I am devastated to hear such sad news. He was a great man and will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    Pete Russo | May 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM

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