William Richards, 82, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 31.
Richards was born June 11, 1927, in New York, New York.
He is survived by his wife Barbara; two sons, Bill and Lloyd; two daughters, Jo Ann and Lisa; three grandsons, Tyrell, Jaret, and Jordan; four granddaughters, Shakira, Antisha, Farin, and Cree; two great-granddaughters, Ayanna and Madison; daughter-in-law, Sherri Richards; and son-in-law, Michael Fuchs; two sisters-in-law, Louise and Peggy; and a host of nephews and friends.
Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment took place at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.