Richard “Dick” J. Rolfes

Richard “Dick” J. Rolfes

Richard “Dick” J. Rolfes

Richard “Dick” J. Rolfes
July 24, 1931 – August 24, 2022

Naples Funeral Home is saddened to announce the passing of Richard “Dick” J. Rolfes, 91, who departed this life on August 24, 2022.

Dick was laid to rest at the St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas, Kentucky.

Services were under the direction of Swindler and Currin Funeral Home in Covington, Kentucky. Please visit their website for additional service details.

Richard J. Rolfes, Jr. (Dick), age 91, passed away on August 24, 2022.

He was born to Richard and Florence Rolfes in his grandmother’s home in

Cold Spring, Kentucky in 1931. He raised his children and started his

business, Camco Chemical, in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. He loved watching

his family grow on his farm in Crittenden, Kentucky and later retired to

Naples, Florida where he welcomed his family and friends on countless

visits and vacations.

Dick graduated from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1949.

There, he made life-long friends. He worked alongside his father in their

service station in Ft. Thomas before enlisting in the Air Force during the

Korean War. Shortly thereafter, he was honorably discharged to care for

his family after his father died at just 45 years of age. It was then that Dick

began his chemical company in the back of his dad’s service station. His

company, Camco, now in its third generation of family operation, has

become a living legacy of both his success in business and his dedication

to family.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Jack Rolfes, Ted Rolfes and Jim (Pauline) Rolfes. He is survived by his sister, Rosemary

(Norbert) Wormald, and his children, Mary Lynn Cropper, Annette (Daniel)

Theissen and Richard (Drucilla) Rolfes and stepchildren Summer Lawarre

and Josh Lawarre. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 20

great-grandchildren who gave him the greatest joy.

Memorial gifts may be made to:

St. Xavier High School at

The Boys and Girls Club of Collier County at

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