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Betty Jane Richard

  • On March 21, 2020

Betty Jane (Srmack) Richard, age 89, formerly of Beaver Falls, PA passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at McMurray Hills Manor in McMurray, PA.

Betty was born in New Brighton, PA on November 11, 1930, to the late Theresa (Baltorinich) and Nicholas Srmack. A 1948 graduate of Mt. Gallitzin Academy, Betty was also an alumnae of the Registered Nursing Program of the former Providence Hospital in Beaver Falls, class of 1951. Betty worked at various hospitals around the country including a stint as a traveling nurse for the Santa Fe Railroad.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Alan L. Richard in 1999 and her son, Lt. Col. William E. (Joy) Richard in 2011. Also preceding her in death were her 5 brothers and 6 sisters, Joseph Srmack, Rose Kofalt, Mildred Kofalt, Amelia Pulpan, Ann Felton, Catherine St. John, William Srmack, Frank Srmack, Nicholas Srmack, Jerry Srmack and Joanne Sweeny.

Betty is survived by her children and their spouses David (Cheryl) Richard, Bob (Kathleen) Richard, Mary Ellen (Paul) McHugh and Joy Richard. Betty is also survived by her cherished sister, Patricia (Penny) O’Neill.

Betty’s greatest joys were spending time with her beloved grandchildren Shannon (Matt) Johnson, Steven Brosek, John Richard, Bridget Richard, Elizabeth Richard and Margaret Richard. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who loved their Aunt BJ.

There will be no visitation. Betty was cremated under the direction of Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care.

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Lilly Kauffman
  • Mar 22 2020
May she Rest In Peace. Condolences to all her family and friends.
  • Mar 22 2020
Precious B.J...."The Queen". She was beautiful beyond any words that could describe her. I'll dearly miss her and our "adventures".
  • Mar 23 2020
Dearest BJ Your presence in our lives will be missed but your light and love will stay in our hearts forever. It wasnt easy saying goodbye to you, but it makes me feel better that you were welcomed with open arms by your loved ones. I know you will be watching over us down here. I love you as a friend, confidant but most of all the best mother in law that i was fortunate to have. I will always think of you as my "sister" from another mother. Thank you for the kindness and love. Until we meet again, love Cheryl
Michelle Grosso
  • Mar 23 2020
Mary Ellen, Our prayers and love. She was a dear sweet soul and angel. May she Rest in Peace.
Mary Anne Fasdinger
  • Mar 23 2020
Love you, Mary Ellen, dear friend. Wish I could have been with you during this time. My heart is with you, and you and your family are in my prayers. Hope to spend some time with you when all this craziness settles.
Julie Cundiff
  • Mar 23 2020
Thinking of you Dear. God Bless you and your wonderful Mom. Talk to you soon I hope. Much love always❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️