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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 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Florida Blood Services Foundation.
Published in Ledger from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2012