Was born to John R. and
Elaine Martin Richards on
Staten Island, New York in
1943. In 1964 he graduated
from the United States Military
Academy at West Point New
York. Among other posts, he
served in Thailand, Vietnam,
and Germany and culminated
his 20 year Army career as the
District Engineer commanding
the US Army Corps of
Engineers Pittsburgh District
from 1981-84. Jack retired as a
Lieutenant Colonel in 1984
and settled in the Pittsburgh
area where over the next 20
years he applied his
construction management
expertise to various consulting
projects and arbitration cases.
He also started the
Construction Management
program at the University of
Pittsburgh. He was recognized
for his long term excellence by
the American Society of Civil
Engineering as the Pittsburgh
Area Civil Engineer of the Year
in 2005. During his long term
residency in the Pittsburgh
area, his love for Black and
Gold expanded from rooting
for Army to cheering for the
Pittsburgh professional teams
(Steelers, Penguins and
Pirates). After 20 years at the
University of Pittsburgh, he
retired and earned a Master of
Religion degree from Trinity
School for Ministry in
Ambridge, PA. He then taught
adult education classes at his
church. In 2017 he and his
wife moved to New London,
NH where he passed away
January 7, 2019. In addition to
his siblings and their spouses,
Lt. Col. Richards is survived by
his wife of 46 years, Rosa Lee;
children, John (Katie) Richards;
James (Cynthia) Richards; and
Catherine (Timothy) Marcy; as
well as six grandchildren. A
memorial service will be held
on Saturday, January 12, 2019
at 2:00 p.m., at the
235 Main Street, New London,
NH. In lieu of ?owers,
donations may be sent to the
New London Hospital, 273
County Road, New London,
NH   03257 in recognition of
extraordinary kindness.
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PostedJanuary 11, 2019