C. Victor “Vic” Richards

May 25, 1933 - May 26, 2021 Kemblesville, PA | Age 88 Loving Father, Grandfather and Friend.

C. Victor “Vic” Richards, age 88, a lifelong resident of Kemblesville, PA, passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at Ware Presbyterian Village. He was the husband of Margaret “Peg” Sharpless Richards with whom he shared 53 years of marriage before she passed away in 2010.

Born in West Grove, PA, he was the son of the late Earl Richards and the late Gertrude Heinz Richards.

Vic was the owner/operator of Richards Auto Repair in Kemblesville, PA, retiring in the early 2000’s, after over 50 years of service.

He was a member of the Kemblesville United Methodist Church, a former member of the BMC Sports Car Club, the Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Association, and a former board member of the West Grove Building and Loan Association.

Vic enjoyed gardening, playing cards, collecting old tools and farm equipment and he was a lifelong car enthusiast and Coca-Cola connoisseur.

He is survived by two sons, C. Timothy Richards and his girlfriend, Wendy Muth of Kemblesville, PA, Jonathan T. Richards and his wife Michelle of Kemblesville, PA and four grandchildren, Selena, Dylan, Luke & Natalie.

He was predeceased by one sister, Priscilla Bollenbach.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 10:00 to 12:00 on Wednesday morning, June 2, 2021, at the Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove, 200 Rose Hill Road, West Grove, PA, His funeral service will follow at 12:00. Burial will be in the Kemblesville UMC Cemetery, Route 896, Kemblesville, PA.

Although COVID restrictions are changing, the family requests that visitors wear a mask for the services.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Neighborhood Services, 35 N. 3rd Street, Oxford, PA 19363 or to The Nature Conservancy, 2101 North Front Street, Building #1, Suite 200, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com


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Memorial Donations

Neighborhood Services

35 N. 3rd Street
Oxford, PA 19363

The Nature Conservancy

2101 North Front Street
Building #1, Suite 200
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Services

Viewing

June 2, 2021 10:00-12:00 Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove
200 Rose Hill Road
West Grove, PA

Funeral Service

June 2, 2021 12:00 Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove
200 Rose Hill Road
West Grove, PA

Burial

June 2, 2021 Kemblesville UMC Cemetery
Route 896
Kemblesville, PA

Guestbook

  1. Kemblesville is missing one of its elders. The Richards family has been a integral part of this community for four generations. Maybe we should rename it Richardsville. I will enjoyed chatting with Vic on the phone about the old days. He was a consumate gentleman from the old school and will be missed by many. It is good to know that your family continues on. On behalf of the Siple family , I wish you healing, health and happiness. I was particularly enchanted by Natalie’s artwork.

    Frannie Siple Barrett | June 10, 2021 at 2:28 PM
  2. Tim and Jon, we are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing – I absolutely love your parents and have the fondest memories of the best childhood that a kid could imagine growing up in Kemblesville and especially being neighbors with the Richards. An easy climb over the fence and we were drinking a Coke from the cooler in the garage, playing in the sandbox, or down at the “fort” where Tim and the big kids hung out…Mr Richards always had time for us and gave so much of himself to others. Mr and Mrs Richards both shared the love and joy of our living God with their family, friends, neighbors and strangers. Mr Richards was a genius mechanic and certainly an even better husband, father, and friend to so many. We lift up your family in prayer for comfort and peace. The Eachus family: Rob (Kelli), Mike (Crystal), our parents Bud and Maryann

    Rob Eachus | June 3, 2021 at 10:45 AM
  3. Our sincere condolences Tim and Jon. Your family was our neighbor as long as the Davis family lived on Tilden. I expect Daddy and Vic have picked up the conversation where they left off when my parents moved. Your Dad was sych a good friend to Daddy.

    Gail Davis Dampman | June 2, 2021 at 8:44 AM
  4. Timmy and John…so very sorry for the loss of you Dad. Keeping you and your families in my thoughts and prayers.

    Alesia Steward | June 1, 2021 at 10:57 AM
  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of your Dad growing up. He could always bring a smile to my face. I can still see him and your Mom sitting in their usual pew on Sunday mornings in the old church while I played the organ. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Melissa Judy Hendrickson | May 31, 2021 at 3:38 PM
  6. God has taken back one of his finest. We started going to Richards garage in 1988 when we moved to Kemblesville. Victor and Tim have always been more than our car mechanics – I recall when our children were in school and my husband was traveling, going out on errands and coming home to the door locked and no house key on the ring. My honda was at Richard’s so I called and asked if there was a house key on the ring I left at the garage. Victor said no – but he never left it at that – he asked what was wrong. When I told him my dilemma, he came right up and got my door open. From that day on I always told Victor when you want to give up repairing cars, you will be a great “burglar”.
    Love to the entire Richards family on your great loss.
    Joe and Mary McVeigh

    Mary McVeigh | May 30, 2021 at 6:34 PM
  7. Jon, Michelle, and family, please know that God’s hands are wrapped around you and comforting you during this time. My family and I pray for your strength today and the days to come.

    Alvita & family | May 30, 2021 at 1:23 PM
  8. I grew up with Vic, many a good experiences in the Big village of KEMBLESVILLE .
    Setting on the porch at Mote’s store.
    Earl Swain

    EARL E SWAIN | May 30, 2021 at 12:08 PM
  9. I will miss a great friend whom I have known since 1963. He was always willing to help others. He leaves behind two sons who he
    adored and doted on from the time they were born. I know that he is with Peg and many other family and friends smiling down on us.

    Bill & Janis Schrader | May 29, 2021 at 12:14 PM
  10. Though I had not seen him in over 40 years, I remember how he made me feel. Always kind and even tempered during the drama of my father’s many Mercedes diesel problems. Good man who lived a good life.

    Larry DURKIN | May 29, 2021 at 9:39 AM
  11. A great man who will be missed.

    John Young | May 28, 2021 at 9:10 PM
  12. One of my favorite people…an ultimate gentleman.

    Jan McCullough | May 28, 2021 at 9:08 PM
  13. We are so sorry for your loss. Bob and I really enjoyed taking our cars there since 1985. He always had interesting and funny stories to tell. He even fixed my Mazda RX7 when he didn’t think it could be repaired. He was a wonderful mechanic as is his son Tim. I know he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Our prayers and thoughts for your family.

    Bob and Carol Bredahl

    Bob Bredahl | May 28, 2021 at 7:10 PM
  14. Tim and family, please accept our sincerest condolences. We remember Vic fondly from KUMC as well as the auto shop. 🙏 to you all.

    Bob Lee | May 28, 2021 at 3:43 PM
  15. Safe journey and tail winds Vic. For the more than 80 years you have been my good friend and my heart aches. You were your own man and for that you had my respect and admiration. And condolences to the family as you begin the long tough walk of grieving. Sincerely, Horace Pratt

    Horace B.. Pratt | May 28, 2021 at 2:29 PM

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