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William Richards

William Richards

May 4, 1932 December 25, 2018

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Obituary for William G. Richards

William G. Richards, 86

EAST LIVERPOOL – William G. Richards, of East Liverpool, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at the Calcutta Health Care Center. He was 86.

Born in East Liverpool, May 4, 1932, he was a son of the late J. Roy and Lillian Gaskill Richards. A lifetime area resident, he worked as an account supervisor for Columbia Gas until retiring in 1994. A member of the East Liverpool High School Class of 1950, he also held membership in the Elks Lodge 258 and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Bill was a Korean War Veteran of the U.S. Army.

A member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, since 1990 he had been the organist at St. Stephens Episcopal Church. Previously, he was the organist at the former Calvary United Methodist Church. Bill loved spending time with his dog and two cats.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Craven Richards. The couple married September 11, 2004. There are five step-children: Frank Chronister of California, Debbie Armstrong and her husband, Ace Armstrong, of Florida, Stephen Chronister of Lisbon, Mike Chronister and his wife, Lisa, of East Liverpool, and Anthony Chronister of Florida, as well as four step-grandchildren.

A brother also survives, Earl L. Richards and his wife, Elizabeth, of Michigan, along with three special nieces.

Friends may visit Friday evening at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present from 6 to 8 pm. Rev. William Pugliese will conduct a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Following the service, friends and family will gather at the Dawson Family Center for fellowship.

Burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 28th, 2018 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
    Friday, December 28th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 | 11:00am
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
    Saturday, December 29th, 2018
    Rev. William Pugliese
  • Interment

    Spring Grove Cemetery
    Lisbon Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
  • Reception

    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 |
    Dawson Family Center
    220 West Fifth Street
    Saturday, December 29th, 2018

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Laura Hahn

Rest In Peace Uncle Bill. Aunt Elaine our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love Dave, Laura, David and Ryan Hahn.
Comment | Posted at 08:17pm via Condolence

Larry Cameron

Thanks for the wonderful memories. I had the pleasure of working with Bill for several years in the 1980's & early 90's and I will always remember his sarcastic wit and dedication to his church, his job, and to his co-workers. Rest in Peace my friend. Sincerely, Larry Cameron
Comment | Posted at 09:29am via Condolence

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