Colin Powell Richard(1943 - 2014)

Colin Powell Richard, age 70, a resident of Maurertown, left this world Monday, February 17, 2014 and entered into his heavenly home.

A graveside service for Mr. Richard will be conducted at 1:00 PM Friday, February 21, 2014 at Panorama Memorial Gardens with Rev. Robert Throckmorton officiating.

He was born on December 16, 1943 in Toms Brook, VA a son of the late Marvin Randolph and Edna Elizabeth Ritenour Richard.

He attended Toms Brook Elementary School and graduated from Strasburg High School, Class of 1962. He retired from Washington Gas Company where he worked as an accountant, and was a member of Woodstock Moose Lodge 575. Colin was the happiest when he was helping someone else; all you had to do was ask. A trait he passed on to his children.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Kronk Richard, and a brother, Maynard "Buddy" Richard.

Survivors include his children, Paul Randolph Richard and Kristina Lynn Richard both of Maurertown; a sister, Pauline Dellinger and husband, Stanley O'dell of Strasburg; sister-in-laws, Gloria Kronk, Linda Hudgins, and Elizabeth Richard; a brother-in-law, Gary Kronk and wife, Renee; several nieces and nephews, and was a loving grandfather to his grand-fur-babies, Karmi and Little Girl.

Pallbearers will be Mike Frances, Richie Minton, Dallas Shafer, Andy Roberts, Davey Mullen, and Justin Kronk.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Strasburg High School Class of 1962.

The family will receive friends at Stover Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 7-9 PM.

Memorials may be made to Toms Brook Vol. Fire Department, P.O. Box 168, Toms Brook, VA 22660.

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Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, is serving the family of Mr. Richard.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Feb. 19, 2014