Donald L. Richards Sr.

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Donald L. Richards, Sr.

HEATH: A funeral service for Donald L. Richards, 78, of Heath, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Tim Carr officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Donald passed away March 11, 2014, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center. He was born August 31, 1935, in Newark, to the late Walter and Mary (Cashdollar) Richards,

Donald retired after 27 years as a custodian for the Newark City Schools. He was a member of Zerger Hall, Inducted in the Poetry Hall of Fame and was an avid fisherman, painter and song writer.

He is survived by his sons, Donald L. (Colleen) Richards, Jr. of Heath, Dale (Angie) Richards of Utica, Dave (Redneck Aubery) Richards of Heath, Dennis (Judy) Richards of Arizona, Robert (Kris) Sayre of Newark, Jeffrey (Debbie) Sayre of Newark, and David (Teresa) Sayre of Heath; three brothers; 25 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his lifelong companion, Marie Sayre; three sisters; daughter, Patty Beres; and great-grandson, Caleb.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio.

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Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home
985 North 21st Street Newark, OH 43055
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Published in the Advocate on Mar. 13, 2014
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