Robert ”Big Bob” Richards Sr., age 68 of Claymont DE, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday April 11, 2023. Bob earned his high school education through the US Army, and then served for four years. Bob enjoyed traveling with his wife Mary, being at his trailer in the summer, boating & fishing, spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his wife Mary, children Bobby (Michelle), Cristin, Matthew, Trevor (Lacie), Jack (Jamie), and 7 grandchildren. He is also survived by Jean Troutman, who helped raise him, and his siblings Donald (Winnie), Kathleen (Neal), and John (Linda), and a boatload of nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents William and Madelyn, and his two brothers Tommy and Bill. Big Bob will especially be remembered for his helping nature, being handy around a house, and his fun catchphrases like “LISTEN SON”. He will be loved and missed by everyone who knew him.
Friends may call on Monday, April 17 from 10-12 at St. Helena Roman Catholic Church 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington DE 19809 where a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be private.