The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

June 13, 2014

Phyllis Jean Richards

Hickory High grad was soprano, sang in churches

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Phyllis Jean Richards, formerly of Hermitage, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Charlotte. She was 69.

She was a 1962 graduate of Hickory High School, Hermitage.  

Ms. Richards was predeceased by her mother, Kathleen “Kal” A. Richards, and her father, Donald N. Richards. They lived happily at 158 Meadowbrook Road in Hermitage.  

Following Mr. Richards’ death, Phyllis and her mother moved to Charlotte in 1988 to be closer to her sister, Donna Caldwell.

Phyllis was a wonderful addition to the growing-up years for her two nieces, Samantha and Abbey Caldwell, and her nephew, Cal Richards, who knew her fondly as “Phee.” She always added fun and love to every occasion.

Ms. Richards was an accomplished soprano, singing many solos before the Congregational Church, then at Karen Lane in Hermitage. She also sang duets with her aunt, Marjorie Jane Richards. Those who heard her sing were often moved to tears by her unforgettable performances.  

Ms. Richards faced many physical challenges throughout her life, usually with a unique sense of humor and always with great determination. She deeply touched all who knew her and inspired friends, family and strangers alike.  

She was especially beloved by her sister, Donna, and her nieces, Samantha and Abbey, all Charlotte; and her brother, Jack Richards, his wife, Mary Beth, and their son, Cal, all Bethesda, Md.

A memorial service will be held in Hermitage at a date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the name of Phyllis J. Richards to ASPCA at Honor/Memorial Program, 520 Eighth Ave., Seventh Floor, New York, NY 10018.

For further information, contact dccaldwell@hotmail.com

 

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