In memory of
Roy E. Richards, 90, of Huntington Beach, CA died Friday, October 2, 2020. He was born to the late Roy Richards and Dorothy Connor on September 20th, 1930, in Lynn, Massachusetts. Roy graduated from Lynn Vocational High School in 1948 and went immediately into the Air Force where he served as an Air Traffic Controller for three years. He married the late Annabelle Mott in 1951, enjoying 60 years of marriage, over 30 of the years in Southern California. Air Traffic Control and serving the community was two of Roy's passions. Roy had 34 years of service in the Federal Aviation Administration, which included air traffic control duties in New York, and many managerial positions including Air Traffic Manager of Los Angeles Center in Palmdale, California. Roy was an active member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church which including being a member of the Knights of Columbus and part of the Parish Vocations Committee. He loved to travel with his wife Annabelle and actively supported his family in all of their endeavors. Roy is survived by his two children, Andrew Richards of Monterey, CA and Ruth Terry of Garden Grove, CA. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren. Roy truly lived his favorite expression; he went "the whole nine yards". In lieu of flowers, please submit donations to Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fountain Valley, CA. A private service will be held on October 15th at Holy Spirit Church.
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