Harold L. Richards (1924 - 2015)

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    - Joe Richards
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Harold L. Richards, 90, 290 Hiawatha St., Brookville, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at McKinley Health Center.
Born Aug. 27, 1924, he was the son of the late Scott E. and Florence Confer Richards. He was married to Florence Joyce Ohl in Summerville on Aug. 12, 1950. She preceded him in death May 5, 2010.
Harold was a veteran serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
He was employed by Hanley Brick - Glen Gery Brick Company as an electrician for more than 40 years.
He was a member of the Port Barnett United Methodist Church where he also served as the janitor for many years.
He also enjoyed being the neighborhood handyman and loved his dog Sophie.
Harold is survived by three sons: L. David Richards and wife, Alma, of Evans City; Kerry Alan Richards and wife, Lori, of Breezewood; and Jeffery W. Richards and fiancee, Tiffany, of Libby, Mont.; two daughters, Wendy D. Belfiore of Brookville and Shelly S. Sampson and husband, Don, of Brookville; a sister, Dorothy Hetrick of Erie; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald Richards and wife, Evelyn, and Elwood Richards and wife, Mira; and a sister, Ruby Johns and husband, Chester.
Friends will be received from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday Feb. 28, 2015, at the Port Barnett United Methodist Church, 65 Evans St., Brookville, with funeral services and military honors to follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. J. Ray Baker officiating. Interment will follow in the Westview Cemetery, Clover Twp., Jefferson County.
Memorial donations may be made to the Port Barnett United Methodist Church in Brookville.
Furlong Funeral Home, Gregory K. Furlong FD, corner of Broad Street and First Avenue, Summerville is handling arrangements. For more information visit (www.furlongfuneralhome.com).
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Published in The Courier Express from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2015
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