John T. Richards, 82, died Monday, June 23, 2014 at Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing Dublin, OH, after a brief illness.
John was born December 30, 1931, in Steubenville, OH, a son of the late Thomas and Susan (Thomas) Richards.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife, Marilyn (Jones) Richards.
John was a graduate of Steubenville High School Class of 1949 and attended Capital University. He served his country proudly as a veteran of the US Navy. He was an avid golfer and loved to watch his Big Red football and Cleveland Browns. He retired in 1992 from AT&T Columbus with 41 years of service.
Surviving John are his son, John Gregg Richards, of Las Vegas, NV; sister, Anna Mae Kell, of Lancaster, OH; his companion of 10 years, Joann Bernabei, of Steubenville, OH; his best and dearest childhood friend, Robert Wheeler, and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and lifelong friends.
Friends may call at the Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. with Msgr. Gerald Calovini officiating. Entombment at Fort Steuben. Offer condolences at www.shorac.com.