Lorraine M. Richards

The Morning Call - - OBITUARIES -

Lorraine M. Richards, 95, of Beth­le­hem, passed away on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 4, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospice House, of Beth­le­hem. She was the wife of the late John S. Richards, who passed away in 1969. Lorraine was born on April 20, 1924 in Nazareth. She was the daugh­ter of the late Ge­orge and An­nie (San­tee) John­son. Lorraine worked as a reg­is­tered nurse for St. Luke's Hos­pi­tal. Af­ter St. Luke's, she worked for Gracedale Nurs­ing

Home as a RN, un­til her re­tire­ment. She en­joyed vol­un­teer­ing at Gracedale with her sis­ter, Ruth. She was a mem­ber of First Pres­by­te­rian Church, of Beth­le­hem. Lorraine was an avid gar­dener and be­longed to the Beth­le­hem Gar­den­ing Club. She also loved en­ter­tain­ing with the Spot 5 Club. She is deeply missed by chil­dren, Wendy Har­wick and hus­band Robert, Philip Richards, Matthew Richards and wife Kathleen, Me­lanie Bas­sett and Amanda Medellin, all of Beth­le­hem. Also by seven grand­chil­dren, two great-grand­chil­dren and her sis­ter, Ruth Hartzell. She was pre-de­ceased by sons, John and Kevin Richards. Fam­ily and friends may gather for a Ser­vice on Satur­day, Septem­ber 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Joseph F. Re­ichel Funeral Home Inc., 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064. Fol­lowed by burial in Hope Ceme­tery, of Heck­town. A call­ing hour will take place in the funeral home on Satur­day from 10:00-11:00 AM. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety, 3893 Adler Pl #170, Beth­le­hem, PA 18017. On­line con­do­lences may be of­fered at www. jfre­ichel­fu­ner­al­home.com.

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