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Raymond R. Richards

February 5, 1933 - December 2, 2018


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

December 2, 2018



Birth Date:

February 5, 1933

Birth Place:

Owego, New York

Service Information:


Friday, December 7, 2018 from 3 to 5 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY


Barton Cemetery, Barton, New York

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Raymond R. Richards

Raymond R. Richards, 85, of Waverly passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

He was predeceased by his parents, Donald S. and Alice VanHausen Richards; brother, Albert Richards; sisters, Donna Richards Terry, Rosalie Richards Burch and Lucy Richards Cooper.

Ray is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Margaret (Sue) Richards; sons, Tom (Joan) Richards of Waverly and Donald Richards of Waverly; daughter, Ann Richards of Englewood, FL; grandchildren, John (Kim) Richards, Tom (Linay) Richards, Danielle (Bill) Macauliffe, Jennifer Richards and Arrah Richards; great grandchildren, Kayla Richards, Morgan Adams, Gavin Richards, Meav Macauliffe, Emma Richards-Randall and Riley Macauliffe; brothers, Leslie (Julia) Richards, John (Brenda) Richards; sisters, Joan Richards Douglas, Jackie Richards (Terry) Cole; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ray was born in Owego on February 5, 1933 and was raised in Waverly.  He was a member of the Waverly Sportsman’s Club and loved to hunt, fish, boating and fly his own plane.  He was a past member of the Town of Barton Board.  He and Sue enjoyed travel across the United States and Canada.  They could be found spending winters in the warm south of Florida.

Ray founded RSW in 1972.  Ray and Sue retired 1999.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

There will be a time of calling on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 3 to 5 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly.  A celebration of life and burial will be held at a later date.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Ray’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

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From:  Rich and Ann Barnhart
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Many condolences on the passing of Uncle Ray. I will always have fond memories of him at family reunions and the many outdoor adventures that he and my dad cooked up over the years. Invariably they would drag Tom, Don and me along. Those were some of the best days of my life and will always be cherished. His was a life well lived and he will be missed.

With Regards
Rich and Ann Barnhart

From:  Pamela Terry Covert
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Tom, Anne, Don and Aunt Susie, Sending my love to you all, may all the wonderful memories help you through the difficult days ahead. Uncle Raymond will always hold a special place in my heart.
Love, Pam

From:  Mary and Ken Niles
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Aunt Susie, Tom, Don, and Ann, grandchildren, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Uncle Raymond was a great man, and I will always remember the great times with him. May he rest in peace. Love Mary and Ken

From:  Claudia Willson
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My condolences to you Sue, Don and the rest of your family at this very sad time. May you get comfort from each other and our Lord above. I always admired and respected Ray, he was one of my favorite bosses. A kind and generous man he was.

From:  June Satterly
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My deepest sympathy to Maggie and family. Ray was a great guy and will be missed by all that knew him.

From:  Tom & Julie Marchese
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Our Condolences to your family. A wonderful man and a great family. Sorry we cannot get free from store to be there with you in person, but definitely thinking of you and your family. Without Ray's kindness and assistance Tom's Hardware would not be where it is today, and for that we are grateful.

From:  Maureen Chamberlain
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Sorry for your loss, everyone in my prayers.

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