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Robert Lee Richards


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Robert Lee Richards Obituary
Richards, Robert Lee
78, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on May 24, 2016. He was born 8/18/1937 in Ellis, Kansas, to Robert L. Richards and Velma P. McCue. His family moved to Phoenix in 1949. Robert began his career as a firefighter with the Phoenix Fire Department in 1961. After retirement, he became a fire inspector with the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., inspecting U.S. embassies/holdings and teaching fire safety classes around the world. He is survived by his wife, Sharlene, daughters Terrie De Santa (Geno), and Pamela Richards Buol, sister Nancy Hammond, brother David, 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 9 nieces and nephews. He was the patriarch of our family, a builder and racer of fast cars, a fabulous chef who adored his family, loved his career, traveled the world and was grateful for his friends.
Published in The Arizona Republic from May 28 to June 1, 2016
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