Rosemary O. Richard
1929 - 2020
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Rosemary O. Richard, 90, of Sterling, Va., formerly of Scottdale, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Rosemary was born Sept. 7, 1929, in Greenville, Pa., a daughter of the late Rev. Elmer Alexander and Dorothy Frances (Cooke) Ortner. She was married to Robert Wasmuth Richard, who passed away Aug. 15, 1992. Rosemary was a devoted mother, grandmother, and sister. She retired from Southmoreland School District where she was employed for many years as a business and typing teacher. Years ago, she was an active member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Scottdale. She was a graduate of Thiel College in Greenville, Pa., and enjoyed travel, gardening and spending time with her granddaughters. Rosemary will be sadly missed by her loving family: her son, Michael and his wife, Dale; granddaughters, Megan Knowlan and Brett Richard; her sister, Carol Cable; and her brother, John Ortner and his wife, Jill. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale (724-887-5300/ GPS: N40 degrees 06.136, W79 degrees 35.278). Family and friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. A private family funeral service with Pastor Daniel Clark officiating will follow on Wednesday. Committal service and interment will be in Scottdale Cemetery. Love Lasts Forever!

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Published in Greensburg Tribune Review on Jun. 27, 2020.
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July 1, 2020
Mrs. Richard was my typing teacher at Scottdale Joint High School. I always liked her and thought about her on many occasions in later years. I was sorry to hear of her passing.
Patricia Johnson Bailey
June 30, 2020
Mrs Richard was my teacher at East Huntingdon High School 1963 -64. She was a very nice lady and an excellent teacher. She was going to have her baby when she left - we missed her. So sorry to hear of her passing - I never knew she still lived around here.

Elaine Haney Snyder
June 29, 2020
She was my great friend for many years. Sr. trips, card playing and socializing were our favorite things to do. I miss her and prayers go out to her family.
Stella Shackelford
June 28, 2020
Mrs. Richard was my cheerleading coach at Southmoreland in 1985. She was such a sweet woman Prayers and sympathy to her family.
Kristal Hutchinson Firmstone
June 27, 2020
She was my typing teacher and a classy lady. Sorry for your loss.
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