Welcome to the memorial page for

Delbert R Richards

October 9, 1948 ~ April 4, 2017 (age 68)

Delbert R. Richards, of Harrington,  passed  away Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 68.

    Delbert was born October 9, 1948, in Caribou, Maine, where he was raised. His love for horses led him to a career in horse racing, and training, throughout  New York State and Delaware. Delbert was a member of the Harness Horse Racing Association of Central New York; the United States Trotting Association; and the Delaware Standardbred Owners Association. In his free time, Delbert enjoyed going to the casinos, and spending time at Murphys Sports Bar.

   Delbert was preceded in death by a son, Brian Richards;  a daughter, Carrie Richards; and his sister, Donna Sullivan.

   He is survived by his wife Debbie(DePaul) Richards; 2 sons, Delbert Richards, Jr. & his significant other, Bobbie Swain; and Robert Richards & wife, Dawn; a daughter, Amy LaClair & husband, Verne, of New York State; his daughter-in-law, Berna Richards; his parents, Ray & Marjorie(Clarke) Richards, of Harrington; his sister, Judy Leonard & husband, Larry, of Maryland; his grandchildren, Marra, Codi, Daniel, Summer, Alexis, Kendall, Eden, R.J. and Carson; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family in Maine; and his faithful companion, his dog Riley.

  A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2 to 4 pm Friday, April 7, 2017, in Pippin Funeral Home, Inc., 119 West Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, DE. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the United States Trotting Association, 6130 S. Sunbury Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081.   Condolences may be sent via:


Charitable donations may be made to:

United States Trotting Association
6130 S. Sunbury Road, Westerville OH 43081

 Service Information

Gathering of Family and Friends
April 7, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Pippin Funeral Home, Inc.
119 W. Cam-Wyo Ave
Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934

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