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“To The Family of Roger Richards: I am sorry for your loss. Roger will always be remembered as my longtime friend who was always there for me whenever...Read More »
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The Obituary "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." —II Timothy 4:6-8 ROGER DEHAVEN RICHARDS, SR. Was born on February 22, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the late Ruth Slater and Stanley Richards. He grew up in Philadelphia and was educated under the Philadelphia School System. Roger proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He recently retired after many years with the Philadelphia Water Department. Roger was called to join his heavenly family on Monday February 23, 2015. He leaves to mourn and cherish his memory: his children, Kevin Reddick, Sheila Taylor-Hall, Ruth Richards, Roger Richards II, Nicole Richards and Troy Randolph; his twelve grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Well known in his Community Roger, also leaves behind a myriad of friends. He is preceded in death by: his parents, Ruth and Stanley; his sister, Lois Maples and his brother, Maurice (Jimmy) Slater. Roger was a good man who will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. TOGETHERNESS "Death is nothing at all—I have only slipped away into the next room. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used, and laugh at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me… pray for me. Let my name be the household word it always was, let it be spoken without effort. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of your minds because I am out of your sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well. Nothing is past and nothing is lost. In one brief moment, all will be as before only better, infinitely happier and forever we will all be together with Christ."

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