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Rev. E. Neill Richards

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RICHARDS Rev. E. Neill. The family of the Rev. E. Neill Richards sorrowfully announces his passing during the early morning hours of July 15, 2011 after a courageous battle against several illnesses. Neill is lovingly survived by his wife of 53 years, Jessie Marilyn, his three sons, Ross, Tendai, and Mark, their wives, Lenore, and Sanaz, his grandchildren, Benjamin, Nicole, Matthew, Sarah, Jacqueline and Anthony, Benjamin's mother, Lea Ann, and Neill's older brother the Rev. Dr. Stacy Richards. Neill, a member of the Community Church of Glen Rock, had been an active volunteer at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Whittier College Alumni Association, and a member of the Activities Club. Retiring in 2000, Neill was a minister serving with the United Church of Christ Board for World Ministries as Director of Missionary Services, and later as Director of the UCC's World Hunger Programs. Many of his initiatives, along with his previous missionary work, continue to ensure that millions of people through out the world receive food and care necessary to promote basic health care. Neill was an avid numismatist and basketball fan. He was a devoted follower of Jeopardy, and loved historic novels, genealogy and especially his grandchildren. Neill was beloved by each member of his family and will be sorely missed, but fondly remembered. Memorial services will be held at the Glen Rock Community Church. In lieu of flowers or cards, the family requests donations be made to the Glen Rock Community Church or Heifer International in loving memory of Neill Richards.

Published in The Record on July 17, 2011
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