SPARTA - "My children are my hereafter." Richard Roy Earl passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at The Homestead in Frankford at 93 years of age.
He was born in Sparta to Roy H. and Mabel (Redner) Earl, and was a fifth generation resident of Sparta. Richard served his country proudly with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II
. Richard was a self- employed proprietor, and worked as a skilled carpenter in the construction industry at Richard R. Earl and Son Builders of Sparta. He retired after many years, leaving his son, James, to continue the business. He was known to his family and friends as an avid golfer, woodworker and great storyteller.
Predeceasing Mr. Earl is his wife of 47 years, Janet L. (Hill) Earl. Surviving him is his current spouse, Lillian (Fahey) Earl; daughter, Carol Wosyluk and her husband, Peter; sons, Richard Earl and wife, Patricia, James Earl and wife, Dail, and David Earl and wife, Donna; 14 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Friends and family are invited to a life celebration at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at West Milford Presbyterian Church, 1452 Union Valley Road, West Milford.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Earl are being accepted to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Charitable Foundation, 99 Sparta Road, Newton, NJ 07860. Arrangements are entrusted to Goble Funeral Home Sparta.