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Herbert E. Richards

April 5, 1943 ~ May 12, 2017 (age 74)

The Piano Brothers

Herbert Eugene Richards, 74 of Gallitzin died early Friday morning May 12, 2017 at home.

He was born April 5, 1943 in Altoona, a son of the late Violet Richards. He married Peggy Lake on February 7, 2017.

Surviving are his wife; three children from a previous marriage, Dawn Squires and husband Dennis of TX, Jim Richards and wife Lanette of Altoona, Gloria Houck of Altoona; two step-sons, Leroy Rucker and John Lake; seven grandchildren, Kourtney and Brandon Squires, Olivia, Abbey, and Anna Richards; DJ and Tyler Houck; and two sisters, Phyllis Smouse and Patricia Rentz.

He was preceded in death by a brother Earl Richards and a step-daughter Shonda Beck.

He retired as a supervisor from Skills Industrial Center after 30 plus years of service.

Herbie enjoyed fishing and hunting.

At the request of the deceased there will be no services.


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