Robert K. Richards ’46

Robert K. Richards ’46, of Hendersonville, N.C., died September 6 at his residence after a long battle with emphysema. He was born in Scranton, Pa., to the late Richard and Anne Kiser Richards. He worked as a building contractor for most of his life. Among those that he did work for were the playwright Arthur Miller and television variety show host Ed Sullivan. He received a bachelor of science degree from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. Prior to attending Springfield, he took courses at Davidson College. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-three years, Shirley B. Richards, 1210 Maple St., Hendersonville, N.C. 28792-3770; two sons, David T. Richards and Robert W. Richards; and daughter, Sandra J. Peschl.