Michael "Jake" A. Richards

November 23, 1928 ~ August 1, 2019 (age 90)


Michael A. “Jake” Richards, age 90, a Moon Township resident most of his life, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Ohio Valley Hospital. He was born in McKees Rocks on November 23, 1928 to the late Michael and Anna (Winter) Richards. Beloved husband for 63 years to Dolores “Dee” (Hirschinger) Richards; loving father of Gayle (Art) Antram, Joy (Brian) Boy, Michael (Vikki) Richards; cherished grandfather of Michael and Raquel, Brandon (Sara), Justin (Chrissie), Sean (Mandi), Michael (Amy), Lou (Anna), Melissa (Greg), Arthur (Kim) and Matthew (Patricia); also 11 great grandchildren; brother of Dorothy Mixter, Rose Marie Martin, Howard Richards and the late Eugene Richards; also many loving nieces and nephews. For over 38 years, Mike was a Specialist in the National Guard 112th/171st ARW for Explosive Ordinance Disposal. In 1960, he joined the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Dept. He an avid gardener and grew his own grapes for wine making. He was devoted to his family and was loved by all. Visitation Tuesday 3-8 PM at Copeland’s Moon Township, 981 Brodhead Rd. where a Blessing Service will be held on Wednesday at 11:30 AM followed by burial at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with Full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Moon Township Volunteer Fire Department.


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August 6, 2019

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
R.d. Copeland Inc.
981 Brodhead Rd.
Moon Township, PA 15108

Blessing Service
August 7, 2019

11:30 AM

August 7, 2019

1:00 PM
National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
1158 Morgan Rd.
Bridgeville, PA 15017


Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company
1000 Beaver Grade Rd., Moon Township PA 15108

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