Edward M. Richter
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AGE: 79 • Helmetta
Edward M. Richter, 79, of Freehold Twp., formerly of Helmetta, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Born and raised in Queens, NY, Ed moved to Spotswood in the mid-50's and then to Helmetta in the 70's. He settled in Freehold Twp. with his son Ernest, and his family last year. He served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper during WWII. After his service, Ed went on to become an Insurance Agent and Financial Planner with the Monumental Insurance Company until his retirement several years ago. He was a long-time member of St. John's Greek Orthodox Church of Perth Amboy. Together with his son Ernie, he enjoyed helping coach his grandchildren's Pop Warner football team in East Brunswick. Ed also enjoyed serving as a poll worker during the state, municipal and national elections in Helmetta. He enjoyed talking to everyone he met and always making new friends. Together with his late wife, Eleanor, and his partners, Ed's biggest enjoyment was owning standard bred horses and racing them at the Freehold and Meadowlands racetracks.
Predeceased by his wife, Eleanor, in June 2012, he is survived by his sons, Edward Joseph Richter and his wife Debra, of Milltown and Ernest Richter and his wife Kathleen, of Freehold, formerly of Spotswood; his grandchildren, Brian, Brittany, Patrick, Steven and Michael, and; his great-granddaughter, Gabrielle.
Funeral services will begin at 10:15 AM Tuesday from Spotswood Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, Spotswood, followed by interment in the Reformed Church Cemetery, Spotswood. The family will receive friends today from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and again from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the funeral home with a Panachida service at 8:00 PM.
To send flowers, a sympathy card or to sign our online guest book, please visit www.spotswoodfuneralhome.com
Spotswood Funeral Home - Spotswood
475 Main Street Spotswood, NJ 08884
Published in Home News Tribune from Apr. 19 to Apr. 21, 2014