U.S. Army veteran with local survivors

Published in the July 21, 2016 edition

MYRTLE BEACH, SC — Gary J. Richard – 62, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and formerly of Arlington, died on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrels Inlet, SC.

Born in Los Angeles, CA on April 26, 1954. He was the son of the late Clarence and Dorothy A. (Parulis) Richard. He was a graduate of Arlington High School. Gary served in the U.S. Army and he worked as a self employed carpenter for many years.

Gary enjoyed fishing, biking and carpentry, he was also known as being very witty.

Family members include his brothers, John Richard and his wife Wendy of North Reading and William “Bill’ Richard of Medford; his sister, Joyce (Richard) McKillop and her husband Bobby of Melrose; nieces, Jessica Richard of Los Angeles, CA, Sherry McKillop of Andover and Michelle (McKillop) Sullivan of Tewksbury.

Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading. www.croswellfuneralhome.com