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Friday, March 21, 2014

Sandra K. Richards, 61, of 140 W. 5th St., Emporium, PA

Sandra K. Richards, 61, of 140 W. 5th St., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands-Elk, St. Marys, PA on Wednesday (March 19, 2014) night.

She was born June 13, 1952 in Corning, New York a daughter of Felicia Viselli Patterson, Hammondsport, NY and the late Max A. Patterson.

Years ago Sandy worked in the carnival business before returning and settling in Emporium. She worked for over 14 years at Motor Coils in Emporium.

In addition to her mother
Son: Eric Filmore, Atlantic City, NJ
Son: John Paul Richards, Emporium
Son: Thomas Richards, Emporium
Son: Michael Richards, State College
Daughter: Kathryn Burger, Austin
Son: Jeffery Burger, Emporium
3 Grandchildren: Kendall, John Paul Richards, Jr. and Angelina Earle
Sister: Martha Berry, Emlenton, PA
Half brother: Emery Cummings, Hammondsport, NY
Half sister: Deborah Cummings,
Half brother: Thomas Cummings, Brookville, FL

Preceded in Death By:
Father: Max A. Patterson, Sr.
Brother: Max Patterson, Jr.
Sister: Virginia Saltsman

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (March 24, 2014) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

There will be No Visitation.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Jeff said...

Truly the greatest, kindest person I've ever known. Going to miss my mom.

Unknown said...

You are so right Jeff she will always be with you in spirit

Tammy said...

Sandy was the most out going, loving women I have ever known. She loved her children so much. Truly a blessing to all. Rest in peace Sandy...

Anonymous said...

I freaking love you mom. Best woman in the world. Might be biast but whatever. I LOVE YOU MOM

Love, your only baby girl

Annie said...

Sandy, of all the memories I have of you, it's that fierce and unyielding love for your kids. I'll never forget you or your kindness towards me. ---Annie

John Paul said...

Mom I'll never forget you. I'm sorry I wasn't there for you this winter. I miss you.