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Mr. Richter was born Feb. 18, 1927, in Krindia, Yugoslavia, a son of the late Frank and Rosalia (Hermann) Richter. He was educated in Europe and immigrated to the United States in 1952.
Joseph retired in 1984 from Sharon Steel's former Farrell plant where he worked in the finishing department. On Jan. 15, 1955, he married Maria Braunstein in St. Joseph Church, Youngstown, Ohio.
Joseph was a member of St. Anthony's Church and the Maennerchor Club, both in
Sharon. He greatly enjoyed reading, gardening and playing cards.
Surviving is his wife of 64 years, Maria Richter; his son, Dr. Robert J. Richter, of Columbus, Ohio; and two sisters-in-law, Rosie Richter of Wisconsin and Elizabeth Richter of Toronto, Canada.
Besides his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl of Toronto and Rudy of Chicago.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation www.alzfdn.org or St. Anthony's Church, 804 Idaho St., Sharon, PA 16146.
Joseph, 91, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday (2-14-19) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday (2-14-19) in St. Anthony's Church, Sharon, with the Rev. Matthew Ruyechan, pastor, as celebrant. Interment: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Hermitage.
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