By: E&P Staff
Lifetime newspaper executive and publisher Mark Davis Richmond of Mandeville, La. passed away June 27. He was 61.
A true entrepreneur, Richmond established many successful businesses following his retirement from daily newspapers in 2004, including The Business Journal of South Texas, Li’l Easy Publishing and R2R Media, which published disaster preparation guides for the National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency and other government agencies.
His newspaper career spanned three decades and many states. His work appeared on the pages of several newspapers, including the Pensacola, Fla. News Journal; Memphis, Tenn. Commercial Appeal; Troy, N.Y. Times; Grand Forks, N.D., Herald; Shreveport, La., Times; Altoona, Penn. Mirror; Newark, Ohio, Advocate; Eureka, Calif. Times-Standard; Bremerton, Wash. Sun; and the Corpus Christi, Texas Caller-Times.
A Brown Water Navy Veteran of Vietnam, one of Richmond’s personal missions was to give back to the country that he loved. He was a former President of the Navy League in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is a graduate from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fla.
Richmond was born in Miami Beach, Fla. to the late Marianne Davis Richmond and Harrison Gould Richmond. He is survived by his wife, Regina Brumfield Richmond of Mandeville, La.; daughter, Elizabeth Richmond of Alabama; sister, Elaine Clark of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother, William Richmond of Miami, Fla.; and grandson, Matthew Ward of Alabama.
I had no idea, love and strength to all who knew him
Rest in Peace, Sir
To the Richmond family, my deepest condolences for your loss. I am from the NWS office is Slidell, LA and worked closely with Mark over the years with publishing the hurricane preparedness brochures for Louisiana and Mississippi. We had a wonderful working relationship, inclusive of several working lunches discussing layouts and deadlines. He left at the pinnacle of his aspirations, getting 1 million issues on the streets this year and in multilingual formats. He was an accomplished individual and one of my professional friends. I will truly miss the potential for other endeavors with Mark.
You will be missed!
A personality that lit up the room. A character with character. A wonderful fellow who will be missed by many
I will always treasure the summers I got to spend with you, some great memories were made. You are missed greatly. I love you much!
You will always be remembered for your booming laugh, and the joy and laughter you brought to so many lives. I miss you terribly. Fair winds and following seas, my dear friend. I am watching over Regina, as you asked. Love you to the moon.
Your are also greatly missed by your brother in law of 38 years Carl Clark, your niece,Carolyn,her husband Doug Trinidad, their sons Andrew Davis (named for you), and Matthew and neice Megan and her husband Brandon Stapler. And the husband of your late niece,Suzanne, Kevin Sparks. In love, your sister Elaine Clark
My brother, my friend, you are deeply MISSED. Elaine
Mark Davis Richmond