Gary "Carebear"'s Story
RIDGELEY, W.Va. Gary "Carebear" Joseph Richards, 72, of Ridgeley, W.Va., died Friday, May 11, 2018, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born July 9, 1945, in Cumberland, Mr. Richards was the son of the late Joseph William Richards and Vera Vivian (Mayhew) Richards. Gary was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
A graduate of Allegany High School, Gary retired from Allegany Ballistics Laboratory and was a former employee of Grove Cranes. He was an avid NASCAR fan and entered his 1992 Chevy Camaro in many car shows in the area.
Gary is survived by his son, Matthew Richards and wife, Heather; granddaughter, Mattilynn Richards; special friend, Kathleen Kifer and her sons, Stephen Popluhar and wife, Chrystal, John Hill, and David Popluhar; her grandsons, Braiden and Cody Popluhar; her granddaughter, Megan Hill, her great-granddaughter, Lillyana Kranz; and her great-grandsons, Zaiden and Mason Popluhar.
Celebration of Gary's life will be held at Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com), on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 6 p.m. Friends will be received one hour prior to services.
Published on May 14, 2018