Bethlehem Press

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Edward W. Richards

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries


Edward W. Richards, 84, of Bethlehem, died July 18, 2012. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late William T. and Alma C. (Bloomstrom) Richards. He was the husband of Shirley M. (Shepard) Richards for 61 years.

He was in the military police in the U.S. Army.

He was a bricklayer for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 39 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Craig W. and his wife Patty; a daughter, Diane M. Deemer; two brothers, Robert and Donald Richards; three grandchildren, Jason and his wife Jen Roberts, Brooke Roberts LaRocca and Adam Deemer; two great-grandchildren, Michael and Mia LaRocca; nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by three sisters, Irene Davis, Ethel Fisher and Edna Richards; and a brother, William Richards.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA 18017 or to The Center for Animal Health & Welfare, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton, PA 18042.

Arrangements were made by Connell Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.