Earl K. Richard, 97, of Zieglerville, husband of the late Betty D. (Reitz) Richard, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Pennsburg Manor.

Born in Obelisk, he was the son of the late Amandus and Katie (Keyser) Richard.

Earl worked at Boyertown Body Works for almost 40 years. He was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and would help maintain the cemetery. He was also a member of Upper Frederick Fire Company and Teamsters Union Local 429. Earl was a hard worker but also enjoyed going to the casinos.

Surviving is son David Richard, husband of the late Patricia; daughters Yvonne Buck, wife of David, and Kathleen Young, wife of Stuart; sisters Jean Rushong, wife of Leroy, and Fern Richard; 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great great granddaughters. He is predeceased by his brother Herbert Richard; sister Marie Richard and 1 granddaughter.

A graveside service will be private at Keelor’s Union Cemetery, Obelisk. For those in attendance, the family requests masks to be worn.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Earl’s name to St Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3206 Big Rd, Zieglerville, PA 19492 or Upper Frederick Fire Company, 2837 Little Rd, Perkiomenville, PA 18074

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