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Richard K. Ink

June 06, 1928 ~ February 07, 2023

Richard K. Ink, 94 of Port St. Lucie passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at home with his loving wife beside him.

Richard was born June 6, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio to Avery and Rita (Ferrell) Ink.  He moved to Hobe Sound in the Treasure Coast in 1982, then lived in Palm City for 13 years, and finally resided in Port St. Lucie for the last 25 years (since 1997).

Richard founded, owned and operated Ink-Smith, Inc. for 50 years. He also founded the Sealants Engineering and Associated Lines (SEAL Group) in Chicago in the early 70’s.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.  Richard attended Ohio University and was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity.

Richard was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie. One of his favorite pastimes was enjoying antique cars.

He’s dearly missed by his surviving family who include his wife of 45 years, Pamela A. Ink; children, Elizabeth Faas; Timothy Ink; Lynne Adams (husband, Nelson); Paul Ink; Jennifer Leslie (husband, John); Melissa Ink; and Meridith Aiello (husband, David); grandchildren, Rebecca; Priscilla; Kelly; Patrick; Julie; Richard; Joseph; Emily; Ryan; Landon; Andrew and Cooper; and three great grandchildren (Isabella, Emma and Thiago).

Richard was preceded in death by his loving parents; his first wife, Marie; son, Thomas; brothers, John and Jerry; sister, Marilou; and grandson, Thomas.

Those who would like may leave a message of condolence may do so below.





February 9, 2023, 4:25 pm

We love you, Dad.


February 9, 2023, 5:21 pm

My condolences to the family on the passing of your father. I’m praying for peace, for comfort and whatever you need right now.

Pat Kytoski

February 9, 2023, 8:22 pm

My condolences to Pam and the entire Ink family on the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is at peace now and will always be your special angel. Love and prayers

Pat Kytoski


February 9, 2023, 10:49 pm

I love you so much Dad , you will always be in my heart. Rest in peace with Jesus.


February 10, 2023, 1:39 am

He had a great life and a lot of fun because he had great faith and is now perfect in heaven. Pam took great care of him

Nelson Adams

February 10, 2023, 1:44 am

He was a great man and he practiced his faith.


February 10, 2023, 1:56 am

We all love you so much Papa. God bless your dear soul.


February 10, 2023, 2:00 am

You were the best Dad.


February 10, 2023, 2:10 am

All my memories of Uncle Dick are filled with laughter and love. A beautiful legacy.

Kim (Marsh) Wilkinson

February 10, 2023, 11:20 am

I’m so sorry,praying for you all to feel the Lord’s presence to comfort you. Uncle Dick is now in a beautiful, peaceful and joyful place with the Lord. Love you all my cousins ❤️

Mark Millard

February 10, 2023, 12:41 pm

My sincere condolences to the whole family at this time. Although an extremely sad occasion for everyone, its also a time to celebrate this wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and going by the amazing words above…a hero.

“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”
– Ernest Hemingway

Peggy Kamin

February 10, 2023, 1:35 pm

Rest in peace Dick…I got to know Dick, and Pam, through my cousin…friend of Pam’s. We had some fun visits, especially during Christmas festivities. I could see he was a special and loved man. God bless you…and prayers for rest of the family during this difficult time.

Kathi and Lee

February 10, 2023, 1:55 pm

Love you all and prayers for comfort and peace. This is a beautiful tribute!
Kathi and Lee

Barbara anderson

February 10, 2023, 4:22 pm

Dick was one of a kind. Denny and I enjoyed hearing all his stories about his early days in California. We loved his laugh and will miss hearing it. He will be greatly missed by us all. We love you Dick. Rest in peace.


February 10, 2023, 6:06 pm

Oh Papa what a full blessed life you held. With many accomplishments and adventures along the way.may your love always shine down on us.

Donna Kytoski Denier

February 11, 2023, 1:21 am

Dear Melissa, My heartfelt condolences and sympathies go out to you and your children. This is one of the most difficult times you will endure. Let yourself and your family take the time to heal, remember and continue to love your father. With love, Donna.

Tom Morell

February 11, 2023, 2:54 am

Meridith,Dave, and boys
Love, prayers and hugs
During your wedding week he treated us like he knew us forever. Great guy
Love you
Tom and Deanne

Jeanne (Howseman) Dominguez

February 11, 2023, 3:00 am

Our family is keeping all of you in our prayers, for comfort, grace, peace. Growing up, it was always such a treat when Uncle Dick visited us on his business trips to CA. We could anticipate dinner out at a nice restaurant, lots of good-natured teasing between he and my mother (his sister Mary Lou), and getting to hear stories from their childhood. Really warm memories of this lovely man.


February 11, 2023, 1:36 pm

My gratitude to this kind and loving man for including me in so many family events/activities. From holding us captive during nightly dinners (at the long table on Shepherd Hill), to Disney vacation (the first year it opened in Florida), dragging us unwilling kids to church (and rewarding us afterwards with breakfast or a prize at Hornsby), boat rides and mixing award winning Bloody Mary’s, adventures that were too many to count!
I’ve been blessed with so many warm and wonderful memories.
Thank you Dad Ink for considering me your extra daughter and always treating me like one of your brood!
My love and gratitude
Rest in heavenly peace!

Kristenia Marsh-Pittman

February 12, 2023, 1:49 am

Elizabeth, Tim, Lynn, Paul, Jennifer, Melissa and Meridith, I am sending love and condolences to all of you, my cousins and your families. May you look to the heavens and feel the love knowing that you have 2 angels, both your Dad and Mom, watching over you. May Uncle Dick rest in our Lord God’s Heavenly Glory. I love all of you, your cousin Kristenia Marsh-Pittman

Vince and LeaAnne

February 13, 2023, 3:25 pm

Dear Pam and family, Our heartfelt condolences go out to you at this most difficult time. Dick was one of the most kindhearted souls we have ever met. Keeping the Ink family in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

Melissa Ink

February 15, 2023, 12:58 am

Reading all these kind words of condolence truly warms my heart. Not sure I’ll ever heal from this. It’s crushing for me. I will dearly miss calling my Dad while on the road to a sales call and my Dad would ask about what I had going on and the deal I was working on. I’m on the road for the first time since the Lord took you from us. It’s crippling for me to almost talk, my sales calls calendar fell apart tomorrow but when I got back to my hotel my boss sent me an amazing lead – and my clients aligned to meet. I thought to myself in the elevator, that’s you Dad – thanks for watching out for me. So many memories- 50 yard line seats to watch our beloved Bears- car auctions and detailing cars –

My heart is heavy – I know your in a better place but I’m at a loss for words with this pain –

Love you Dad !!


April 22, 2024, 4:43 pm

Thinking about you, Papa.

You always set a great example for your family and never failed to put a smile on all of those around you.

Love you,


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