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Donald L. Richards, Jr.September 25, 1951 ~ November 24, 2015 (age 64)
Sand Lake - Donald L. Richards Jr., 64, of Kipple Road died Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at Albany Medical Center Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Troy, he was son of Donald L. Richards Sr. Of Grafton and Constance Ann Horton Richards of Waterford. He was raised at Snyders Lake and resided in Sand Lake for the past 40 years. He was a 1970 graduate of Averill Park High School and earned an Associates Degree from Hudson Valley Community College.
Don was employed as a machinist for the Watervliet Arsenal for over 20 years, retiring in 2013
He enjoyed outdoor activities including fishing boating, bicycling and especially riding his Harley. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving two tours in Vietnam and one in Germany.
Survivors in addition to his parents include four children, Amanda Richards, Troy, Jason (Mary) Richards, East Schodack, Rachel Richards, Sand Lake and Michael Richards, Grafton; three sisters, Barbara (Michael) Plante, Colorado, Deborah (Bob) Cozzy, Waterford and Susan Richards, Grafton; his grandchildren, Linzee Cushing, Harley Anne Richards, Marisa Stevens, Joshua Richards and Megan, Kayla and Raymond Dodge and two great grandchildren, Sara Upton and Savanna Badger.
Relatives and friends may call at the DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 4392 Route 150 West Sand Lake on Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 4-6PM.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Donald L. Richards Jr. to the Wounded Warrior Project 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256.
Wounded Warrior Project
4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville FL 32256