Richard James Lechette

Richard James Lechette, 78 Richard James Lechette, 78, of Jacksonville, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, died surrounded by his family, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at his home. He served during the Korean War, in the United States Navy. He retired from Septa Red Arrow Division after 32 years of service. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gabriel and Elizabeth Lechette; daughter, Florence "Beth" Wilson. Survivors: His wife, Barbara Lechette of the home; sons, Richard Lechette (Joan) of Drexel Hill, PA, Andrew Lechette (Susan) of Claymont, DE, Thomas Lechette (Angel) of Lansdowne, PA, Joseph Lechette (Jessica) of Nottingham, PA, and Michael Lechette (Cynthia) of Jacksonville, NC; daughters, Lynda Lechette and significant other, Michael Perna of Havertown, PA, Dakota Lechette of the home, and Anna Lechette of the home; 22 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Lechette of Fort Meyers, FL, and John Lechette of Rapid City, SD. Service: The family will receive friends on Friday, from 10:00 to 10:45 AM, at Jones Funeral Home. A mass will be held: Friday, April 12, 2013, 11:00 AM, at Infant of Prague Catholic Church. Interment: will take place at Westminster Cemetery, 701 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004, on July 6, 2013, at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers: Memorials may be made to St. Judes Children Research Hospital, Attn: Memorial/ Honor Program FH, 1 St. Jude Place, Bldg. P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 300, Memphis, TN, 38148-0552, or Continuum Home Care and Hospice, 3391 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28546. Online condolences: may be left for the family at

Published in The Daily Times on Apr. 11, 2013