Obituary – Robert D. Richmond
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002
Robert D. “RDR” Richmond, 64
CHESTER – On Dec. 31, 2001 beloved husband and father, Robert D. “RDR Richmond, went home to be with his Lord after a courageous battle with leukemia.
He was born on July 20, 1937, in Pughtown, W. Va., the son of the late Lester J. and Abbie Couchenour Richmond.
A 1955 graduate of Chester High School, Bob continued his education at Ohio Valley Business College, graduating in 1957, and finishing at the Institute of Financial Education in 1970.
Upon returning from Germany, where he was stationed with the United States Army as a Security Agent from 1957 to 1960, Bob took a job at the Hancock County Saving Bank as a teller and remained one of the bank’s longest term (over 40 years) and most respected employees until his retirement as vice-president on Dec. 31, 2000.
He lent his banking experience and dedication to many local organizations, including serving as past president and secretary/treasurer of the Chester Kiwanis Club, past president and board member of the upper Hancock United Fund where he was awarded a 25-year plaque, treasurer of the Chester Planning Commission, secretary/treasurer of Northern Hancock Development Organization, member of the local FISH organization and charter member and original vice-president (and second president) of the Chester-Newell Area Chamber of Commerce.
Bob was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church were he served as an elder, clerk of session and Sunday school teacher.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Ord and Dorothy Jordan; and one brother, Lester Richmond, who was killed in action during World War II and is buried in Lorraine Cemetery in Metz, France.
Bob is survived at home by his loving wife of 39 years, Vivian Holland Richmond, whom he married Aug. 6, 1962; two daughters, Mrs. Beth Henthorne, her husband, Tim and their children, Alex and Matthew, of Elizabethton, Tenn. and Mrs. Debbie Doughty, her husband, Ken and their son, Eric, of Industry; a brother, Willis R. Richmond of New Manchester and a nephew, David Jordan, whom he helped raise, and his wife Mari of Hanford, CA.
The Rev. Jerry Rose will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2002 at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester followed by a committal service at Mill Creek Cemetery in Georgetown, Pa.
Friends will be received from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 2-4 and 6-8 Thursday at the Arner Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contributions can be made to either First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or the Leukemia Society. Envelopes are available at the funeral chapel.