April 27, 1927 – November 17, 2020
Ann Richard, 93, of Huntsville, AL, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
Ann was born in Manhattan in New York City to the late Joseph and Yetta Balot. Ann moved to Sussex County from Brooklyn, NY, in the late 1950’s, where she resided in Newton and eventually Andover Township. She later retired to Lakewood, NJ, before spending the last 10 years in Alabama. Before her retirement, Ann was a sales regional manager at World Book Encyclopedia for 30 years. Ann was a past president of the Sisterhood at the Jewish Center of Sussex County in Newton, and a director and composer of many of the synagogue’s theatrical holiday productions.
Ann was the beloved wife of 58 years of Jerome Richard, who died in 2006; together, they built and operated the Ding Dong Dairy convenience store on Lower Spring Street in Newton. She is survived by her children; Susan (Richard) Paddock and her husband Joseph, Debra (Richard) Van Der Mark and her husband Cliff, and Michael Richard and his wife Deborah (Lee), 7 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 10 AM at North Hardyston Cemetery in Hamburg, NJ. Arrangements are the care of Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, Newton, NJ.
Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.
- Jerome Richard, Husband (deceased)
- Susan (Richard) Paddock (Joseph), Daughter
- Debra (Richard) Van Der Mark (Cliff), Daughter
- Michael Richard (Deborah), Son
- 7 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
November 25, 2020
My condolences to Ann’s family. I was assigned to Ann’s team when I joined World Book in 1986. I was in awe of how accomplished a sales woman she was. She believed in providing World Book and the resulting education it provided to countless homes of children. She was a true mentor.
November 20, 2020
Mr. and Mrs. Richard were very special to me. Besides being my friend Susan's parents, they were my mentors at their store. I worked there as a very young girl. They taught me responsibility, honesty and dependability. Mrs. Richard was such a pretty woman.
I will never forget them.
November 18, 2020
Mrs. Ann was a sweetheart she will truly be missed by us at a Regency Healthcare in Huntsville. It was a pleasure to back able to care for her and My prayers are going to her family at this time. Love u Mrs. Ann ❤❤❤