Robert R. Richards Sr.

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Robert R. Richards Sr., 88, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday May 14, 2017. He was born January 14, 1929 in McKeesport, a son of the late James H. and Virginia Mae (Koch) Richards and was also preceded in death by his sister Nancy Jean Smith and a grandson Jonathan Richards. Bob was a graduate of McKeesport High School, served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict, and attended the University of Pittsburgh. He was a retired employee of Bell Atlantic. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, and a member of Duquesne - McKeesport Lodge No. 731 serving as Worshipful Master twice. He was an accomplished woodworker who built many things. Most recently he was building wooden stools for friends and family. He is survived by his wife of nearly sixty six years Barbara L. (Magee) Richards; his sons Robert R. Richards Jr. and his wife Christine of Somerset, Wayne M. Richards and his wife Debbie of Chambersburg, and Jeffrey D. Richards of North Huntingdon; his grandchildren Alison Wilson, and Lance, Mark, Michael, Matthew, and Jennifer Richards; his great grandchildren Olivia, Luke, Lyla, Ayslyn, Joshua, Serafina, and Gavin; also nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Ronald Durika officiating. Interment will follow in Long Run Cemetery. A masonic funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to the Dementia Society of America - PO Box 600 - Doylestown, PA 18901. For online condolences please visit

Originally published May 15, 2017.

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