Volume 74, Number 35 | January 05 - 11, 2005


A. J. Richard, 95, of P. C. Richard

A. J. Richard, board chairman and a founder of P. C. Richard & Son, the appliance and electronics retail chain, died Dec. 28 at the age of 95. He was the son of P. C. Richard, who opened a hardware store in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, in 1909.

His two sons, Gary and Peter, survive and run the 47-store regional chain, including two Manhattan superstores, one on E. 14th St. opposite Irving Pl. and the other on E. 86th St.

Four sisters, eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren also survive. Frederick J. Chapey & Sons of East Islip, L.I., was in charge of arrangements. The funeral was at noon Tues., Jan. 4, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Bay Shore, L.I., and entombment was in Pinelawn Memorial Park, Pinelawn, L.I.

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