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In Memory of
James E. Richards
June 1, 1938 - May 15, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 1-2 p.m. at Grace Polaris Church

Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2 p.m., Grace Polaris Church


James (Richie) Richards, of Westerville, Ohio was born June 1, 1938 in DuBois, Pennsylvania and passed peacefully in his sleep after many years of a hard fought battle of heart failure on May 15, 2017. Richie is preceded in death by his father, Maurice Richards, and mother, Helen McCabe. He is survived by his wife (Wifey) Jan Richards; daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Dennis Landis of Westerville and their 3 children, Jessica (Ryan) Miller, Annie (Ben) Horn, and Molly (Andrew) Nottingham; son and daughter-in-law and Jeff and Cyndi Richards of Westerville, and their three children, Tyler (Sindhu), Alex (Kati), and Kasey; daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Wes McKenzie of Pensacola, Florida, and their two children, Caitlin and Ben; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Chris Richards of Westerville, and their three children, Sam, Zach, and Mia; 2 great granddaughters and 1 great grandson; sister, Ruthie (Chuck) Smail of New Castle, Pennsylvania; sisters-in-law, Barbara (John) Turner, Carol (Eddie) MacIntyre, and brother-in-law, Frank (Marie) MacLean, and many other dear family members and friends. Richie was a devoted husband for almost 59 years and a loving father to the very last day on this earth. He passed away into the arms of Jesus at his home surrounded by the family who adores him. Graduate of Washington & Jefferson College in 1960. Jim served in the 82nd Airborne and was very proud to serve his country in the US Army. He will be missed so very much. The family is very grateful to Mt. Carmel Hospice for the loving support and care given to Richie in his last weeks of his life. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 27th at Grace Polaris Church 8225 Worthington-Galena Rd, Westerville, OH 43081. Family will receive family and friends from 1-2 pm with a short service at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's honor can be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice through the Mt. Carmel Foundation at: Mount Carmel Foundation or Delaware County Humane Society at Condolenes at


Joyce Knox

May 19, 2017

Tracie, thinking of you and all of your family during these sad days. May God give each of you an extra measure of strength for this weekend. In the days to come may the memories sustain you and give you comfort. Love you, Joyce Knox


Wendy Landis

May 19, 2017

Dads obituary


Ted and Dee Grindley

May 19, 2017

Wendy and family, we love you. Our prayers are with you. Ted/Dee


Daveda Bndy

May 19, 2017

I'm so sorry about your father, Tracy. I know how deeply you loved him and how very much you'll miss him. Daveda