Richard R. Richards

U.S.A.F. Veteran

Service times: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

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Richard R. Richards, 81, of Columbia, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018 at UMPC Pinnacle, Lancaster. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Ralph V. Richards, Sr. and Rose Wolfe Richards.

He graduated from Donegal High School in 1956 and was a U.S.A.F. veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged as a weapons mechanic assigned to the 354th Armament and Electronic Maintenance Squadron. He retired from the Sahd Metal Recycling Center, Columbia, where he was employed as a yard worker.

Rich was close to his poker friends, Mike, Marlin, Jim and Harry.

He is survived by his stepbrothers, Rodger, Timothy, and Thomas Richards; stepsisters, Rebecca Pieffer, Susie Richards. His stepmother, Elaine Hildebrand Richards; siblings, Ed, Bob, Ralph V. Sr. and Betty preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. 519 Walnut St. Columbia PA 17512 on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Mark S. Kopp officiating. Burial will follow in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens. Family and friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

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