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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.

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  • To the Richards Family. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Sara Brereton Miller

  • So sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. Have been thinking of you all often. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

  • Always in my Heart my Friend RIP

  • So sorry to hear about your brother, we shared a birthday as well as being classmates, he will be missed by many my sincerest condolences…. god bless you all Tom

  • Jake I am so sorry for your loss. I never met your father but I remember you telling me stories about him. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • My.thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  • I am so devastated to hear of Keith’s passing He is the best person best friend best man I have ever met. I will feel the loss for the rest of my life
    My deepest most heartfelt condolences to Jake and Mary and Carl and his brother and sisters
    I’m here if there is anything I could possibly do

  • It is with great sadness that one of our brothers has passed away too soon. We had a lot of good memories growing up in Penn Acres, from skipping school, hopping cars in the winter, attending the Dickinson High School dances, swinging on the rope in our skivies at Brandywine Creek State Park and cruising around in your 57 Chevy station wagon and listening to the the old Motown music of the 60’s. We had a great time last summer when you and some of the old gang traveled to Cleveland, Ohio for some walleye fishing, we all had a good time reminiscing. Every time the old gang gets together, we will have a drink in your memory, you will never be forgotten. Living the Dream, William Penn Class of “73”.

  • Hey Lid its Carl on behalf of my Brother and Sister we thank you truly for your condolences and I want you to know my Father always had a strong place in his heart for you…

  • I would like to extend my sympathy to Keith’s family.

    It has been many years since I lived in New Castle but I have never forgotten\ Keith.

    Growing up in New Castle was special and the time that I worked with Keith he was always good man.,

    God Bless the Family, ( 1 Cor.15:50-52)

    Pastor Bob Nolan
    New Road Baptist Church
    Flint/Burton MI

  • To the Richard families, Jade and I would like to express our deepest condolences for your loss. I have many many cherished childhood memories with Keith, John, and my dad. Keith was always a loyal friend and would sacrifice anything he had to help others. I believe him and my dad are hanging out together pain free and looking down on us all. Prayers of comfort and healing to you all. Love Jessica (Beheler) Henry

  • To keiths family i am sorry for your lost me and keith were hired same time at ici known for years he was a great guy. Remember the picnics.John sorry.

    Taylor