Glenn Richards

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Born on December 9, 1948

Departed on September 6, 2013

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Richards, Glenn A. of Beacon, entered into rest Friday, September 6, 2013 at his home. He was 64.
Born December 9, 1948 in Roanoke VA, he was the son of the late Berkley A. Richards and Evelyn M. Radford Richards Furrow.
Glen was a retired Operating Engineer for the Local # 825, New York Trap Rock. He was a life member of Slater Chemical, Glenham, and a member of St. Joachim's Church.
In Roanoke VA, he married Julia B. Hurley, Mrs. Richards survives at home.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his children: Christy Heath (Lee) of Hardy, VA, Elaine M. Thomas (Mark) of Beacon, Christopher M. Richards (Tonya) of Poughkeepsie, JR Richards at home and loved as a daughter Jennifer Bashant (Rich) of Queensbury, NY.
A sister Rose Hale (Jimmy) of Fieldale, VA, his grandchildren; Hayden, Charlie and JD Heath, Nicholaus, Mark, and his honeybee Allison Thomas, Skyler Richards and Isobel and Connor McCarthur. Brothers and sisters-in-law Carol Carey and Ron Reynolds of Beacon, Patricia and William Papula of Zephyrhills, FL, Agnes and Stephen Mckeon of Fort Pierce, FL, Anita and Al Miller of Conway, SC, Patrick and Debbie Hurley of Forestville, NY, and John and Donna Hurley of Aynor, SC. Two step-sisters; Janey and Snapp (Bryant) of Newport News, VA and Dina Richards (Elliott) of Roanoke, VA, as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his stepfather Beauford 'Pat' Furrow.
Visitation will be held Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, September 9, at 11:00 am at St. Joachim's Catholic Church, Leonard St. Beacon.
A private interment will take place in Vest Cemetery, Floyd, VA.
Arrangements are under the direction of Jarett D. Quick at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 831-0179
For directions and to leave an online condolence please visit www.libbyfuneralhome.com

Date Of Service
Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Location Of Service
Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY 12508

Guestbook Entries

  1. Nanci Wilson September 6, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    We were so sorry to hear of Glenn\’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you as you go through this next journey. God\’s Blessings always for all of you!
    love,
    Nanci, Michael, James & families

  2. Nora Radford McKeown September 6, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Thinking of you all your lost is great and I have no words but know my prayers are with you.Take care God Bless

  3. JUDY AND KEVIN FARRELL September 6, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    JULIA, ELAINE, CCHRISTOPHER AND JR THINKING OF YOU ALL TODAY. WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS HOW SORRY WE ARE FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY YOU FIND COMFORT AND STRENGTH IN THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES AND LOVE THAT YE ALL SHARED. TAKE CARE

  4. Tracy & Steve Pavlovic September 6, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    We are so sorry to hear about Glenn. He is now an Angel in heaven looking down upon you all. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. Trish Papula September 7, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    To Julia Elaine Christopher & JR there are no words to express the sadness we all feel for you all. Glenn was a great guy we shared many good times . I was so proud when he asked me to be his Godmother when he converted to Catholic Religion. Will miss our little silly jokes and the fun times we had .He has a special place in my heart. Enjoy your time with the Angels Godson .Forever loved

  6. Michael Horan September 7, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Dear Julia & family. I\’m so sorry to hear about Glen\’s passing. I don\’t really know you having only met you once or twice Julia but I so enjoyed talking with you & Glen about the house you bought which is where I grew up. Again, I\’m so sorry for your loss. Mike Horan

  7. Dee Arquilla September 7, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Dear Julie and family,
    I was so sorry to learn of Glenn\’s passing. He has really put up a tremendous struggle and I know you will all miss his terribly. My thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to you all. May he rest in peace!

  8. Tina, Larry, Claire & Ryan Chaytor September 7, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Julia, Elaine, Christopher & JR… We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Glenn. He was loved by all. May he rest in peace and take comfort in all the love and memories you have shared. Love you all.. xoxoxo

  9. Rosemarie Byrne and Family September 7, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    JULIA, ELAINE, CHRISTOPHER, JR.,RICHARDS FAMILIES, AND HURLEY FAMILIES. WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR THE SAD NEWS ON GLENN.WITH ALL YOUR MEMORIES YOU SHARED WITH GLENN BE A BIG COMFORT TO YOU AND YOURS.OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL, LOVE AS ALWAYS FROM THE BYRNE FAMILY.

  10. Pete Foley and family September 7, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Our thought and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  11. Eugene and Debbie Murphy September 7, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Walk slowly down that long long path, for soon we\’ll all follow you.We will miss you.You\’ve been a friendly and welcoming neighbor for so many years.Our hearts are with your family during this time. Murph and Deb

  12. Donna Hurley September 7, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Thoughts and hugs to Julia Hurley Richards, Elaine Richards-Thomas, Christopher Richards and Jr.I am so sad to hear about Glenn\’s death and hoping there is some comfort knowing he is at peace now. I am thankful for the time you were able to spend with him through the years . No words are enough in any way at a time like this, but please know I am thinking of you and I love you .

  13. Margaret & James Kidder & Jamie September 8, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    To the Richards family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Lisa Bardua Bullock September 8, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Aunt Julie, Elaine, Christopher and JR, words can not express the sorrow you feel now. May all your memories carry you through these difficult times ahead. I love you all and will miss Uncle Glenn for a lifetime. Cowboys never die they just fade into the sunset.

  15. Duke & Carol Gorey September 8, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    During times of loss we find ourselves troubled by things we do not understand. There are no answers to comfort your grief, only lasting love & precious memories. We are thinking of you during this sad time. Cowboy will be greatly missed by all who knew him…
    Sincerely,
    Duke & Carol

  16. Statini Family September 9, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    We are sorry to hear of the lost of such a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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