Richards, David L. TROY David L. Richards, 69, died Friday, February 8, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy with his beloved wife and son at his side. Born in Troy on October 1, 1943, he was the son of the late Whitford L. and Bertha Allen Richards Sr. Dave was raised and educated in Troy and lived in Green Island prior to his marriage when he moved back to Troy. He was a U.S. Army
veteran of the Vietnam War
. He was employed by Commodore Cleaners in Troy prior to working at the Bendix Corporation and Allied Signal in Green Island, where he was a machine operator and setup man for many years before retiring. Dave enjoyed bowling, camping, fishing and taking care of his pets. He is the beloved husband of Joanne M. Sanna Richards; loving father of Joseph D. Richards of Troy; brother of Carol Richards of Lansingburgh and the late Lee (wife, Kathy survives) Richards Jr. of Green Island and the late Grace Dwane; uncle of Linda DeBell, Brian Richards and several other nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. The funeral will be Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10:15 a.m. from the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet and at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Shrine Church in Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.