Herbert V. Richards, 95, of Sarver, passed away on September 2, 2020 at the Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born August 9, 1925 in Millerstown, PA, he was the son of Herbert John Richards and Verna Kennedy Richards.
Herb served in the US Army Air Forces during WWII, training to be a fighter pilot as the war ended and was proud to be a pilot, having owned his own airplane and still having a current pilots license.
Herb retired from PPG in Creighton, in 1987, where he had worked as an electrician. He was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Saxonburg, the Brackenridge American Legion, the Tarentum Eagles and several other fraternal organizations. Herb was well known for handing out flashlights wherever he went, and will continue to light the world with his legacy.
Surviving are wife, Ruth Starr Richards whom he married August 4, 1961, his daughter, Tracie (Mark) Penman of Oakhill, VA, his son, Scott (Sharon) Richards of Natrona Heights, 5 grandchildren, April, Craig and James Penman, Natalie Richards, Rob (Heather) Slagle, 2 great-grandchildren, Ethan and Logan.
He is preceded in death by parents and his step-mother, Theresa Richards
There will be no public visitation or services, private services are being planned.
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