Keith O. Richards
Born February 20, 1955
Keith O. Richards, age 62, proud longtime resident of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at home, while surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, October 19, 2017.
Keith was born in Wilmington, DE on February 20, 1955, and was the son of the late Carl G. and Marian (Jones) Richards. He made his career as a chemical operator with ICI and SPI.
A devoted son, Keith served as his parent’s caretaker for many years. He adored family gatherings and was proud of his strong Welsh heritage. An avid outdoorsman, Keith enjoyed fishing and spending time in the mountains of Wilkes-Barre, PA. He was a passionate fan of all Philadelphia sports teams. Most of all he was a beloved son, father, brother, grandfather, and friend who will be dearly missed by all.
Keith is survived by his children, Mary A. Richards of Wilmington, Carl O. Richards of New Castle, and Jacob P. Richards of Smyrna; brother, John E. Richards of New Castle; sisters, Diane Reynolds (Howie) and Elaine Poole (Chuck), all of Newark; grandchildren, Anthony and Adrianna; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family wishes to offer their sincere thanks and appreciation to the nurses of Bayhealth Oncology for the exceptional care they provided to Keith.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday evening, October 25, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Thursday morning, October 26, 2017, at the funeral home. Interment will be private.