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Lorne Edgar Richards, 86, Of Poughkeepsie

Lorne Edgar Richards
Lorne Edgar Richards Photo Credit: Family of Lorne Edgar Richards, via Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H.

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Lorne Edgar Richards, of Poughkeepsie, died Nov. 22. He was 86.

He was born March 14, 1930 in Poughkeepsie.

He graduated from Poughkeepsie High School in 1948 and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy for the next two years. He was an active member and leader in Poughkeepsie’s First Presbyterian Church from 1954 to 2009 and thereafter in the Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church. He loved the majesty and music of a church service and especially a good sermon. He was an active member of Poughkeepsie’s Rotary Club for many years, where he enjoyed many fundraising and service projects for the community.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Anne Dick Richards; son, Steve, his wife Carla and their daughters, Hadley and Olivia; daughter, Dawn, her husband Kurt Altmann and their children, Sarah and Alex; daughter Gwynne, her husband John Bayne and their sons Ryan, Connor, Kevin and Liam; five step-children, Bill Dick, his wife Katrina and their sons Allen, Corey and Barrett, son Scott Dick, son Andy Dick, his wife Tara and their children Andrew and Katie, son Mark Dick, his wife Arlene and their children Steven and Allie and daughter Dawn-Lynn Dick Crawford and her husband Joseph.

He was predeceased by his brothers, H. Paul Richards and Jeffery C. Richards.

Calling hours will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church, 1168 State Route 55, Lagrangeville. There will be a memorial service at noon Monday at the Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church, 1168 State Route 55, Lagrangeville.

The family asks donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church, 1168 State Route 55, Lagrangeville, NY 12540.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie.

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