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George W. Richards, III

George W. Richards, III, age 87, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on July, 30, 2022 at Accent Care Hospice at Wilmington Hospital.

He was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1934 to the late George W. Richards, Jr. and Maybelle B. Richards. George graduated from Lower Merion High School in Montgomery County, PA and received his degree in finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Army Security Agency and spent 3 years in Germany.

George is survived by his wife Maureen Fitzharris Richards, son George W. Richards, IV (Ritamarie), granddaughter Claudia D. Richards, and numerous nieces and nephews. His brother his Jerry R. Richards precedes him in death.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Epilepsy Foundation, 8301, Professional Place East, Suite 200, Landover, MD 20785.

Funeral Services

Friends and family are welcome to his viewing on Wednesday August 3, 2022 at St. Mary Magdalen Roman Catholic Church, 7 Sharpley Road, Wilmington, DE from 10:00 to 11:00 am, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery.


    Karen Coleman on behalf of Tabor Services, Inc. lit a candle and writes,
    George, On behalf of your Tabor Services family, I am extending our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this very sad time. Karen Coleman President & CEO Tabor Services, Inc.
    08/02/2022 03:06 pm
    Dave Dennis writes,
    George was one of my all time favorite "duponters". Even when we both got "sold" to new explosive & acrylic cos at Concord Plaza, George helped me out. I'll always remember his kind guidance.
    08/04/2022 05:09 am
    Kay Fitzharris Wells writes,
    Dear Maureen & Family. I just want to say how sorry I am to hear of the death of George. May God be with you at this time of sorrow. Sincerely. Kay Fitzharris Wells
    08/04/2022 12:16 pm
    CHARLOTTE stilwell writes,
    08/05/2022 06:02 am
    Jacobo De Leon Reyes lit a candle and writes,
    My deepest condolences to Maureen and George's family. Never had the chance to express my gratitude for George's guidance and friendship during my early years at DuPont. My first ever visit to the US and Wilmington was special thanks to George. He took me to my "Dream come true" ballgame in Philly, where I had the opportunity to meet Ruly Carpenter and enjoy the game from his Box at Veterans Stadium. Thank you so much George. RIP
    06/26/2023 07:47 am

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