Sylvia A. Richards went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 10, 2017. She was born to Jeanne Roberts on December 1, 1941, in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Sylvia graduated from East High School in Knoxville, in 1959 and went on to attend Tusculum College in Tusculum, Tennessee. She married Robert L. Richards on June 14, 1962, who preceded her in death on April 13, 2008.
She worked at Ardis Dress and Beauty Shop for 30-plus years as a sales clerk. Sylvia was a member of the Linesville First Baptist Church and had played the piano for worship services. Also, she was the choir director and pianist at Harmonsburg United Methodist Church for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading.
Survivors include two sons, Robert L. Richards and his wife, Tina, and James L. Richards and his wife, Barbara (Pinky); and one daughter, Amanda S. Zarembinski and her husband, Donnie; 10 grandchildren, Jacob and Lucas Richards, Keith, Phil, Chuck, and Johnny Pallerino, Jesse Richards, and Keyera and Kristian Zarembinski; her aunt, Hazel Bost (who raised her like her own child); a step-brother, Anthony Durante and his wife, Kathy, of Tennessee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Robert L. Richards, her mother Jeanne Durante, and her grandmother, Willie Boyd Wrinkle (with whom she resided while growing up and was very close with).
Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 U.S. Highway 6, Linesville.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Linesville First Baptist Church, 6114 U.S. Highway 6, Linesville, and Rev. Dennis Lawton, of the Linesville United Methodist Church, and Pastor Terry Smith, of the Linesville First Baptist Church, co-officiating.
Committal will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Harmonsburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Harmonsburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 232, Harmonsburg, Pa 16422 or the Linesville First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 387, Linesville, Pa 16424.
The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Bazylak, Lakeland Hospice and her church pastors and church families for the support and love they provided for Sylvia and also her many friends that spent numerous hours taking care of her, checking in on her, and loving her as their own family.
Please share a condolence or memory of Sylvia for the family at royalcolemanfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 11, 2017