Richard L. Knobloch
July 19, 1931- May 21, 2018
L. Knobloch passed away Monday evening, May 21, 2018 at the
Massachusetts General Hospital after a short illness, he was 86.
Richard was born in Boston, in July of 1931, the son of the late
Francis E. & Mary H. (Kelleher) Knobloch. Richard was a lifelong
resident of Malden and a graduate of Malden High School Class of
When Richard was younger, he loved
spending weekends in New York City and his many vacations in New
Brunswick, Canada with his mother’s family. He also loved to
listen to the music of The Bee Gees.
After high school he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served the
next 4 years, during the Korean Conflict. He would later be
discharged as a Sergeant in September of 1952.
Richie worked at the Malden News for
over 25 years as a copy writer and salesman. He was a lifelong
member of The Lion's club as well as The Irish American and The
American Legion. He was President of the Lion's Club three times
and focused on raising money for eye research until just last
Richard is survived by his loving wife of forty years, Eva P.
(Tieri) Knobloch of Malden, his loving daughters, Linda I.
Duggan and her husband James of Florida, Angela Diorio and her
husband Joseph of New Hampshire and Susan Amato and her husband
Vincent of Tewksbury. He was the cherished grandfather of six
grandchildren & seven great-grandchildren. Uncle of many loving
nieces and nephews.
Richie was predeceased by his
siblings, Thomas Knobloch formerly of Middleton and Frances
Connors formerly of Medford.
Relatives and friends are welcome to attend a
graveside service at the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, 185 Lake
St., Peabody on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 1PM. Please meet at the
front gate of the cemetery.