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Robert H Richards

August 15, 1931 ~ September 27, 2019 (age 88)
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Robert H. Richards, 88, formerly of Womelsdorf passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019 at StoneRidge Poplar Run in Myerstown. His wife of nearly 64 years, Joan V. (Oxenreider) Richards died on April 22, 2018. Born in Wyomissing on August 15, 1931 a son of the late Ralph C. and Sadie M. (Schucker) Richards. He was a 1949 graduate of Wyomissing High School and proudly served in the Air National Guard in the 148th Fighter Squadron out of Spatz Field in Reading. His active duty was at Dover Air Force Base. Bob was employed at Hayes Construction for 33 years and later at Carlino Development Group for 17 years.  In retirement, he and his late wife operated J&B Crafts together. He was an active volunteer while residing at StoneRidge, was an avid fan of Dale Earnhardt, and especially loved the family vacations to Ocean City, NJ. He is survived by a son, Kevin R. Richards husband of Vicki; a daughter, Chris R. wife of Gary Eiceman; a sister, Marguerite M. Rumpf ; four grandchildren, Ashley wife of Jeremy Pastor, Kayla Richards, and Courtney & Brittney Eiceman; and two great grandsons, Dax & Trent Pastor. He was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Richards. Services will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 11:00am at Cole Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 402 E. Penn Ave., Robesonia with the Rev. Dana Logan officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00am at Cole Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Womelsdorf Union Cemetery In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lebanon VA Medical Center,  Voluntary Services, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042. Online condolences may be made at

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