Rudolph (Rudy) A Richards
December 31 1928 - January 16 2016 - Age 87

Rudy Richards, 87 year old Yreka resident, passed away on January 16, 2016 in Yreka, after a short bout with cancer.

Raised in Brisbane, California, he started a family in Pacifica in 1954, one year before the city was officially incorporated. He was a Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts for years in Pacifica. He loved gardening, raising rabbits and racing homing pigeons. Part of his interest came from his parents who resided in Brisbane where they won annual awards for their flower and vegetable gardens.

Rudy was a professional Union painter, known for his expertise throughout the San Francisco area.

Rudy served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed on Guam with the SeaBees at the end of World War II.

Rudy married Adeline Marth in 1996, and the couple made their home in Northern California in the historic town of Yreka, near Mt. Shasta. They enjoyed vacations at their time-share in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Rudy will always be remembered for his ease at making friends, his generosity in giving his time and talent to help others and expecting nothing in return.

In addition to his wife Adeline, Rudy is survived by his sister, Helen Blunt of Brisbane; four children, Stephen, Rudy and Michael Richards of Pacifica and Lisa Richards of South San Francisco; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Evergreen Cemetery in Yreka, as a salutation to a loving father, husband and friend to many.

Yreka, CA (current)
Brisbane, CA (birthplace)

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