RICHARDS - Rowland Jr., Ph.D. January 8, 2013, beloved husband of Martha Marcy Richards; loving father of Rowland (Monica) Richards III, George M. (Corinthia) Richards, Dr. Kelvey R. (Kenneth) Wilson and Jean R. (James) Damon; adoring grandfather of Rowland IV, Henry and Jack Richards, James and Bronte Richards, Logan and Lydia Wilson, and Darciana, Jane and Kathryn Damon; devoted son of the late Rowland and Jean Richards; son-in-law of the late George and Elizabeth Marcy; dear brother of Catherine Murff and Christine Rousselot; uncle to many nieces and nephews. Rowland, a graduate of Princeton University, was a professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he taught civil engineering for 30 years. A memorial service will be held in the spring in Waitsfield, Vermont. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Westminster Early Childhood Programs Endowment, 724 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209 (www.wpcbuffalo.org/wecp). Arrangements by the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC. Online condolences may be made at www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com
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Published in the Buffalo News on Jan. 11, 2013