Richard Allan Sheppard

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April 19, 1946 – December 5, 2018

Richard was called home to Jesus on December 5, 2018. He is survived by his devoted and beloved wife, Sharon (Skanes), of 48 years and his cherished sister, Rosemary (Sheppard) Small (John); brother-in-laws, William (Joan), James (Patricia); sister-in-laws, Cheryl (Nicholas deceased), Dolores (James), Eileen (James deceased), Bernadette (Anthony) and Denise (Tony). He also leaves behind his dear friend and caretaker, Rosemary Moates and his furry kids, Ricco, Cisco, and Gina Rose…not to forget “that darn cat,” Mosey. He was loved by many nieces and nephews, cousins and good friends.

Richard was predeceased by his parents, James H. Sheppard, Sr. and Rosina (Iannacone) Sheppard and brothers, James H., Jr. and Nicholas W.

Richard was a resident of Summerton, S.C. since 2003. He was born in South Philadelphia then moved to Runnemede, NJ as a child and was raised there. He graduated from Triton Regional High School
in 1965 and then entered into the U.S. Navy for four years. He married Sharon in June 1970.

Richard and Sharon resided in Camden County for many years until 1985 when they moved to Cape May before retiring to Summerton, S.C. He retired from the State of New Jersey in 2001 as a Sr. Corrections Officer from Southern State Prison in Millville, NJ.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at:
Popiolek Funeral Home
400 Clements Bridge Road
Barrington, NJ

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 11 a.m. at:
St. Teresa’s Roman Catholic Church
Black Horse Pike and Evesham Road
Runnemede, NJ

Internment will be at 1:00 p.m.at:
Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery
350 Province Line Road
Wrightstown, NJ

Memorial donations in memory of Richard may be made to Voorhees Animal Orphanage, 419 Cooper Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

10 thoughts on “Richard Allan Sheppard

  1. Triton Class of 1965

    Sharon, Rosemary and your families,

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Richard will be missed by all who knew him and we appreciate greatly his service to our Country.

    The Triton Class of 1965

  2. STEPHEN HEIM

    RICH & I WERE GREAT CHILDHOOD FRIENDS
    GROWING UP ON PINE AVENUE IN RUNNEMEDE,N.J.
    WE HAD MANY LAUGHS & WE GOT IN
    TROUBLE TOO.
    THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR FRIENDSHIP
    WITH ME,RICH.
    YOUR FRIEND FOREVER,STEVE HEIM

  3. Mary Docherty

    Sharon, we will never forget all the great times we had. Through all the laughs and tears Richard always marched to the beat of his own drummer! We are so sorry but the memories will live on. With love, Mary and Fran

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