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Ruth RICHARD

September 20, 1928 ~ May 6, 2018 (age 89)

Ruth Richard, 89, of Quakertown died May 6, 2018 in Belle Haven Nursing Home.

Born in Sellersville, PA she was the daughter of the late Oliver Frank & Carrie (Seacrist) Richard.

For six consecutive years she was an All Star Professional Baseball Player for the Rockford Peaches of the AAGBL. She then worked for the former Ametek/U. S. Gauge in Sellersville.

Ruth was a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania State Hall of Fame and the Pennridge-Quakertown Hall of Fame. She received awards from both the Senate and House of Representatives of Pennsylvania.

She is survived by her brother in law Carl Knerr, a nephew Douglas R. Knerr (Christine), and a niece Diane Richards, a great niece Erin, and a great great niece Hannah. She was predeceased by her sister Arlene “Mickey” Knerr and a brother Norman Richard.

Graveside Services will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Ridge Valley Cemetery 910 Allentown Rd. Sellersville, PA 18960.  Arrangements are in the care of the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www.crstrunk.com) Quakertown.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the All American Girls Professional Baseball League c/o George Chapman, AAGPBL Treasurer, 17365 Westbrook Livonia, MI  48152.

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