~~Wilbert E. Richards, 92, passed away on November 11, 2017 in Morristown, NJ.
He was born in Kinde, MI, and lived in Bethpage, NY, before moving to Morristown, NJ 44 years ago. Wilbert graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1942. He was the owner of Grocery Products Distribution Services, Inc., Morristown, NJ, for 33 years. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was also a member of Community of Christ Church.
He is survived by his loving children, Jan and Cyril Matthews, Clermont, FL, Barbara Brown, Morristown, NJ, and Mark and Beth Richards, Orange, CA, as well as his brother, Jerry Richards and his sister, Maxine Lorenz. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Christopher and Kristy Hinkle, Brian and Lauren Hinkle, Randy and Gabriella Brown, Kristen and Darren Schrader, Timothy and Kari Richards, Ryan Richards, Aaron and Leigh Richards, as well as great-grandchildren, Riley, Camdyn, and Peyton Hinkle, Braden and Ellis Hinkle, Matthew and Annalise Schrader, Anthony Brown, Mollie, Sam, Charli and Avery Richards, and Owen Richards. Wilbert was predeceased by his beloved wife, Florence Richards, on June 18, 2017. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Lewis Richards, Jr. and Roland Richards, and his sister, Mildred Richards.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations may be made in Wilbert's memory to The Seeing Eye, Inc. (www.seeingeye.org) or Second Chance Pet Adoption League (awos.petfinder.com/shelters/secondchance.html).
Arrangements are under the care of Dangler Funeral Home, Morris Plains, NJ.