The Obit For Bernie Richards

Bernard Richards Jr.

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on May 8, 2012

Bernard Richards Jr., born August 26, 1942, died Monday morning, May 7, 2012.

The oldest of six, Bernie excelled in his youth playing baseball in his hometown of Pittson, Pennsylvania. He played professional baseball for the Erie Sailors who were affiliated with the Minnesota Twins. He then served in the Army until his father became ill and then was given an honorable discharge to help support his family. In 1972, he moved to York Haven to work at PPL Bruner Island Power Plant for 29 years.

With his Wife Pauline, Bernie raised five daughters, two sons, and spoiled 17 grandchildren. His love for his wife and family was only matched by the love of his God. Bernie was a parishioner at Holy Infant Church where he was actively involved in the Knights of Columbus.

During his retirement, he worked as a runner at Gladfelter auction and also collected and sold coins in his spare time. With his approachable demeanor, quick wit, and his willingness to listen, Bernie made countless friends and will be greatly missed.

Viewings will be 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the John W. Keffer Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 902 Mt. Rose Ave., and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a. m. at Holy Infant Church 34 3rd St., York Haven, with the Rev. Edward Malesic JCL officiating.

Burial will follow at Holy Saviour Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for the Holy Infant Church Building Fund 34 3rd St. York Haven PA 17370.