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Grady Richards
  • May 20, 1962
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  • November 26, 2021

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Obituary

Grady Richards passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021.

Grady leaves behind his wife Gloria, sister and brother-in-law Sandi and Frank Benchina, sister Paula, his brothers Arlie Richards, Jr., John Richards, and Greg Richards, and his canine companion Wendy.

Grady was born May 20, 1962 in Portsmouth, Virginia.  He was a Senior Chief Petty Officer in the Navy for 25 years.  In 2005, following his Navy career, Grady began working as an engineer at General Dynamics in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and he continued to work at General Dynamics after he moved to Florida in 2019.

Grady loved working in the yard as well as handling handyman chores around the house.

He has touched many lives and will be missed by all.

Military honors will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.


Service

Location:
Baldwin Brothers Titusville
2400 S. Washington Avenue

Date & Time:
December 3, 2021 at 4:00 PM


Cemetery:
Baldwin Brothers Crematory



Visitation

Times:
December 3, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM



Location:
Baldwin Brothers Crematory
2400 S. Washington Avenue


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  1. Robin Richards lit a candle:
    27 Dec 2021
    Lit since December 27, 2021 at 12:49:58 PM

  2. Tod Posson says:
    12 Dec 2021
    Grady was a loyal shipmate and friend. He was the consummate professional and one of the most knowledgeable sailors I ever served with. I will forever remember fondly our port call in Plymouth England on the George C Marshall. Gone far too soon. Rest easy shipmate, we have the watch.

  3. Melissa Hebert says:
    06 Dec 2021
    Uncle Grady,
    Thank you for everything, no matter what it was, you and my sweets have always been there...u left me speechless the November day you left us...not but choice it was the day god called you home...I just want you to know...Chandler, Renee and myself will always love you. .

  4. Patty Richards says:
    03 Dec 2021
    I was introduced to Grady way back in 1984. He was so kind and courteous. I married his brother John in 2016, and Grady was so loving and helpful. I am a better person for knowing you Grady and you will be sorely missed! We love you!

  5. Rick Schweitzer says:
    03 Dec 2021
    I worked with Grady while he was here in Pittsfield, MA at General Dynamics for many years. He was always full of life, upbeat, positive and super informative.

    I had the opportunity to see him last year, 2020 and not much had changed except he did not have to deal with snow!

    I am very grateful that I knew him. He will be greatly missed.

  6. Mike Miller says:
    03 Dec 2021
    Grady was one of the finest men I ever served with at CSS20 and USS Nebraska. Gentleman first, and superb Fire Control and CPO. His contributions to our Nation were selfless and honorable. He will be missed by so many of us. GodSpeed Grady...

  7. Christine David lit a candle:
    02 Dec 2021
    Lit since December 2, 2021 at 12:39:25 PM

  8. Christine David says:
    02 Dec 2021
    Grady was one wonderful man! I was his realtor here in Florida. We became fast friends! He leaves me a good friend in Gloria. I will always remember his kind and mild mannerisms. Bless the family as they find a way to go on without him here. His spirit will be with you when you need him!

  9. renee hebert lit a candle:
    02 Dec 2021
    Lit since December 2, 2021 at 12:04:14 PM

  10. Kathy Kensinger Perdue lit a candle:
    02 Dec 2021
    Lit since December 2, 2021 at 12:51:43 PM

  11. Kathy Kensinger Perdue says:
    02 Dec 2021
    Grady Gene is what we called him. He was a kind and special man and I was proud to call him my cousin.

  12. renee hebert says:
    02 Dec 2021
    Uncle Grady..
    You left us way too soon. Not a day has gone by that I don't think about you or cry that I can't just pick up the phone and call you anymore. You have given myself and my brother more memories than I can count and I love you so much for that. You were always there when our own father wasn't when you didn't have to be and we thank you for that. You are always with us, I know. You are so missed already.

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