Richard Roper

Colleagues will be sorry to learn of the death, on 31 March 2023, of Richard Roper, Technician within the Hub in the School of Chemistry.

Richard first came to the University as the Faculty of Engineering’s Librarian in 2005, joining the School of Chemistry in 2007. Richard, always a reliable and friendly face in the Chemistry Stores, was a long-serving and loyal employee.

Richard had many interests including playing guitar, walking in Scotland – an area he loved, and working on a vintage bus he owned. 

Richard always had time for everyone and was a friend and colleague to many in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the wider University. He was a good listener, always there to support and guide whoever needed his help.

The funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday 9 May, at Park Wood Crematorium, Park Road, Elland, Halifax HX5 9HZ, on which day the flag on the Parkinson Building will be flown at half-mast in his memory.

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