Harold E. Richards

May 20, 2020
Harold Richards

Camden — Harold E. Richards passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, at Pen Bay Medical Center, following a short illness. Born Sept. 5, 1933, one of 11 children, Harold was the youngest child of Burnside and Hattie Demmons Richards.

For many years, Harold was employed at the Knox Woolen Company as a Loom Operator and then as a janitor for Camden Rockport High School. He also was a member of the Camden Volunteer Fire Dept. Enjoying sports, Harold in his youth, was an excellent roller-skater, which is how he met what would become his future wife, Judy. Harold was an avid bowler and a champion of the Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes, the Hot Shot League and the Tri-County Bowling League. He had a shelf filled with trophies. He also enjoyed softball and spending time at Goose River Golf Club.

Predeceased by his sisters, Winola and Florence; brothers, Clifton, Calvin, Norman, Albert, Raymond, Kenneth, and Freddie; Harold is survived by his wife of 59 years, Judith S. Richards; sister, Georgia; and surrounded by nephews, Tom Harriman and his wife, Jill, Fred Harriman, Paul Richards, Calvin Richards, Kevin Chapin and his wife, Dawn, and the two sons of Clifton and Evelyn Richards; as well as many great-nieces and nephews, all of whom were great to him.

He was blessed with many friends, all of whom he treasured, especially the rest of the foursome, (George, Jeff, and Lou) and no enemies. He will be greatly missed.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Richards family has chosen to remember his life privately. He will be laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery in Camden.

Arrangements are by Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Camden.

To share a memory or condolence with the family, visit their Book of Memories at longfuneralhomecamden.com.

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