EATON PARK - Robert Leonard Richard, age 85, of Eaton Park, FL, passed away on 11/30/2012 due to diabetes complications.
Born on 3/23/1.927 in New Kensington, PA, Robert graduated from the University of Cincinnati, worked as an accountant, served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and was a lifelong blood donor having donated 59 gallons.
Robert is preceded in death by his wife of 58.5 years, Mary Colson; and his son, Douglas.
He is survived by Robert Jr. (Lorrene), Venice, Fla.; daughters, Robin Snell (Drew), Lakeland, FL; Mary Faizabeth, Longwood, FL; and Carmelita, Eaton Park, FL; three grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.
Services will be on 12/12/2012 at the Central Florida Casket Store & Funeral Chapel at 10 a.m. and interred with full military honors at 2 p.m. at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to or the Florida Blood Services Foundation.


Published in Ledger from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2012