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Larry Dean Richards

Larry Dean RichardsLarry Dean Richards of Mechanicstown passed away Wednesday morning Oct. 2, 2013 at age 61, while he was living in his home. He fought a courageous battle against brain cancer the past 15 months and now is at rest.

Born Nov. 8, 1951, he was the only child of Hilda Fahrenkrog Erhardt Richards Jones of San Mateo, CA, and Frank and Dora Richards of Alliance.

He worked at Damon Chemical, Alliance Manufacturing, and he retired from Republic Steel in Canton.  He graduated from Mount Union College in Alliance, and Kent State University in Kent, with a master's degree in Business Management. He once had a hobby of selling china replacement pieces. Larry was a ham radio operator with the call of WA8SWK and he loved radios.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen; children, Cindy (Jim) Shaffer of Warren and Craig (Heather) Richards of Hubbard.

No funeral services will be held. His resting place is in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church cemetery near Minerva.

The family wishes donations in Larry's name be made to Community Hospice in Carroll County. Arrangements were under the guidance of Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home.