Charles W. Richards

11 entries
  • "Dear Charlie, Such a wonderful person you are. All it..."
    - Curt and Marsha Dickinson
  • "One of the last great characters of our time. His smile..."
    - Mark Nagel
  • "Charlie taught me a lot about Viet Nam and about the world..."
    - Victoria Walker
  • "Charlie Richards/ Uncle Sam-- You have to be one of the..."
    - Jim Arrabito
  • "There is a new Star in the Heavens and that is you Charlie...."
    - Gene Gray
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Charles W. Richards
aka "Uncle Sam"

On Monday, April 4, 2011, we lost our "Uncle Sam". Charlie was born April 16, 1946 to Stanley and Alice Richards of Thomaston, ME. He grew up in Thomaston and joined the USAF, serving in Viet Nam.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leslie of ME; and half-brothers, Stanley and Enselmo of NY.
He is survived by sister, Donna of Friendship, ME; many cousins, neices, nephews, hundreds of friends and Charlie's special angel, Angie Nicholson of Arlington, WA.
Charlie was very involved with the Sno-King Vietnam Veterans group and was "Uncle Sam" to thousands of people over the last two decades. All of those who knew Charlie also knew Uncle Sam.
Please join us at a get-together in Charlie's honor at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at the Pioneer Hall in Arlington.
Graveside services with full Military Honors will be 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2011 at the Veterans Memorial at Floral Hills, Lynnwood, WA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the local Vietnam Veterans Chapter 423.



Published in The Herald (Everett) from Apr. 13 to Apr. 15, 2011
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