Herbert L. Richards, 86, of Falcon Heights, died Nov. 23, 26 days after the death of his faithful and beloved wife of 63 years, Florence.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Evelyn; a granddaughter; and three great-granddaughters.

He is survived by his children, Suzanne Robinson, Terry (Greg) Alton, Robert (Jean), Cressy Kovich, Tom (Terri), Liz (Steve) Hammer and Henry (Janet); 24 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Herb was plant manager at Union Brass and Metal Manufacturing Co. for 35 years. He enjoyed going to the gym, meeting friends for breakfast and reading the paper.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 1 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Brighton, with interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the family or donor’s choice.

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