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Richard Sheppard passed away on December 5, 2018. Richard was born in South Philadelphia, but moved to Runnemede, NJ, as a child, and was raised there.

After graduation, Richard entered the US Navy, where he served for four (4) years. He then went to work for the State of New Jersey. He retired as a Sr. Corrections Officer from Southern State Prison in Millville, NJ, in 2001.

In June 1970, Richard married Sharon Skanes. They resided in Camden County until 1985, when they moved to Cape May, before retiring to Summerton, SC, in 2003.

Richard is survived by his devoted and beloved wife, Sharon, 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 two brothers, James H., Jr. and Nicholas W.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Popiolek Funeral Home, 400 Clements Bridge Road, Barrington, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 11, at 11:00 AM at St. Teresa's Roman Catholic Church, Black Horse Pike and Evesham Road, Runnemede, NJ. Internment will follow at 1:00 PM at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, 350 Province Line Road, Wrightstown, NJ.

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

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