Albert Richards
Albert Richards

Obituary of Albert Richards

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Albert A. Richards of Saratoga Springs died suddenly on June 30, 2017 at Saratoga Hospital. Born in Troy, NY, he was a lifelong resident of the Capital District area. He attended Lansingburgh High School, Hudson Valley Community College and Russell Sage College. He was the Deputy Director of the Telecommunications Division of the New York State Commission on Cable Television. After his retirement from New York State in 1997, he was President of Richards Communications, assisting many municipalities in New York State and Alabama with telecommunications projects. A senior member of The Society of Telecommunications Engineers, he received State and National recognition for technical excellence and contributions to technical training. Al had a great love for drum and bugle corps activities. He was a player and Director of the Interstatesmen of Troy, NY and Pittsfield Ma., a charter member of the Drum Corps Associates and a playing member of the Caballeros Alumni of Hawthorne, NJ, the Skyliners of New York City as well as a number of local organizations. A former member of the Hendrick Hudson Rod and Gun Club, Al loved the outdoors and was an avid sportsman and conservationist.

He was the son of the late Joseph and Clara Richards, husband of the late Patricia J. Richards and the brother of the late John J. Richards. Albert is survived by his stepdaughter Melanie Williams, stepson Jeffrey Williams, sister in law Jeanine Richards, nephew Keith Richards and niece Jeanise Richards.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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