Weir Mac Cuish Family Funeral Home

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Richard L. Knobloch

July 19, 1931- May 21, 2018

Richard 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 1948.

   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 year.

   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.




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