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John G. Richards

AGE: 95 • Smyrna, DE

John G. Richards, age 95 of Smyrna, DE, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.

He was born October 22, 1920, the son of the late J. Leon and Edna Baitinger Richards. Mr. Richards served his country with honor during World War II while in the U.S. Navy. He came to Smyrna in the early 1950's and was employed by W.L. Wheatley Canning Company, and later Campbell's Soup Company of Clayton, DE from which he retired after 34 years of service. John was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and sporting clays. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and had many friends and enjoyed his Florida winters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; and his son, JR.

He is survived by many extended family members and his long time friend and advisor, Norman Barrett of Dover, DE; and his caregiver who was like the daughter that he never had, Anna Borntreger of Hartly, DE.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11 am in the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 S. Main Street in Smyrna. Funeral services will begin at 12 noon. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Smyrna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19904. Condolence letters may be sent by visiting www.fariesfuneralhome.com.



Published in The News Journal on Dec. 31, 2015
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