Kenneth H. Richards

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Kenneth H. Richards, 82, of Houston, died Thursday, February 21, 2013, in Canonsburg General Hospital.


He was born November 12, 1930, in Canonsburg, a son of Alfred and Katherine Saludis Richards.


Mr. Richards was a 1949 graduate of Canonsburg High School.


He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon, and Central Assembly of God, both in Houston.


Mr. Richards was a member of Washington County Model Aviation Association.


He was an avid sports fan, following Chartiers-Houston sports, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Wheeling Nailers.


Mr. Richards enjoyed remote-controlled airplanes, the outdoors, hunting, gardening, reading the newspaper and his Bible, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.


He married twice. He married his first wife, Carol Clements, June 29, 1956; she passed away March 21, 1993. On June 3, 1999, he married Sandra McElhaney, who survives.


Also surviving are a daughter, Kimberly Brown of Washington; a son, Kenneth A. Richards (Amy) of Lexington, S.C.; four stepchildren, Natalie Vester of Bridgeville, Brian Montecalvo of Houston, Lisa Nagle (Scott) of Leesport and Mark Montecalvo (Courtney) of Beaver; five grandchildren, Frank, Corey and Cara Brown and Alexandria and Theo Richards; five stepgrandchildren, Brianna Barnhart, Jonathan and Mia Vester, and Mara and Micah Nagle; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Dylan and Alyssa; two nieces; and a nephew.


A sister, Diana Babin, is deceased.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, and 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday, February 25, in Central Assembly of God, Houston, where services will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen Getchell officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.


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