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Official Obituary of

Dorothy E. (Fisher) Richards

April 2, 1931 ~ March 10, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Dorothy Richards Obituary

Dorothy Elizabeth Richards, one week shy of 93 years old passed peacefully, surrounded by family, on Sunday, March 10th, 2024. She is remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, always happy to drive you to band practice or musical rehearsal, as long as it wasn’t snowing! Mom loved playing the lottery and going to the casino, and on occasion “won big”.  She taught her family how to play cards, to fish and of course play bingo! She also had quite a sweet tooth and loved the color blue.  Mom grew up in Flemington NJ but had made her home here in Pittsburgh for over 30 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Douglas Aiken) Richards; her Grandson, Charlie (Lane Alexander) Clougherty; her Step-Grandson, Ian Aiken; and her son, Gene Stafford.  Dorothy has many loving nieces; Bonny (Emile) DeClean, Susan Fisher, Laurie (Jim) Backowski, Julia (Steven) Kaas Williams, and Kathryn Lee.  Nephews; Richard (Modupe) Fisher, Billy (Brenda) Fisher, Bobby (Sue) Fisher, Mark Fisher, and David Fisher.

Also survived by many dear friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Gilmore Richards, and her brothers, Earl (surviving spouse, Peggie) Fisher, Jr., William “Bill” (the late Peg) Fisher, and Robert “Bob” (surviving spouse, Lynn) Fisher.  

Friends are welcome Friday from 2 - 7:30 p.m. at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home & Crematory; 700 Linden Ave. at Cable; East Pittsburgh, PA 15112; (412) 824-8800, where a Funeral Service will be held at 7:30 p.m.  Reception to follow at Shiloh Gastro, Mt Washington.

In lieu of flowers donations in Dorothy’s name can be made to Achieva Early Intervention, -OR- The Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh -!/donation/checkout

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March 15, 2024

2:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
700 Linden Ave.
East Pittsburgh, PA 15112

Funeral Service
March 15, 2024

7:30 PM
Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
700 Linden Ave.
East Pittsburgh, PA 15112


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