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Charles "Chuck" Richards, age 72
resident of Painesville, Ohio, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012
at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing And Rehab in Madison, Ohio.

He was born February 15, 1940 in New York to Mary (Reiner) & Phillip Charles Richards.

Chuck served in the US Navy stationed in Hawaii. He married Judy (McElhaney), his childhood sweetheart on November 28, 1959 and worked as a Painesville City Police Office before he began his career at Lincoln Electric where he retired in the early 2000's. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Painesville. Chuck enjoyed traveling with his wife and their trips to Seneca and he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by;
Daughters: Tammy (Bill) Shreves of Madison
Cindy (Andrew) Zitney of Columbus, OH
Jodi (Bruce) Holcomb of Columbus, OH
Grandchildren: Kayla & Katie Jo Shreves
Andi Rae and Emily Zitney
Ellen, Brett & Addison Holcomb

He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy and his parents.

Friends will be received 1-3 PM, Friday, December 28, 2012 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, Ohio with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 PM.

Final Resting Place will be at Fairview Cemetery, Madison.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 6140 Parkland Blvd., Suite 105, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124.