Garry Michael Richman

Garry Michael Richman, 71, of Fairmont, died on May 12, 2020, one day short of his 72 birthday.
He was born in Grafton on May 13, 1948, son of Martin L. and Opal DeLauder Richman.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Donner Richman of Fairmont; two sons, Ryan Richman of Fairmont and Tyler Richman and companion, Jonnay Houser of Fairmont. He is also survived by his twin brother, Larry M. Richman of Grafton; brother, Paul Loar and wife Betsey of Florida; and brother-in-law, Pete Donner of Follansbee, WV.
Garry graduated from Grafton High School in 1966 and Fairmont State in 1970. He was employed by the Taylor County Board of Education for 33 years teaching social studies at Grafton Jr. High School and Taylor County Middle School. After retirement, he was employed at Dollar General on Country Club Road in Fairmont.
He was a member of the Church of Good Shepherd United Methodist in Grafton. Garry was a member of the Elks B.P.O.E. 294 and the VFW Post 629 Auxiliary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Garry’s memory to the Marion County Humane Society, PO Box 905, Fairmont, WV 26555. Garry loved his fur babies.
The family entrusted care and arrangements to the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, WV 26554.
Friends were received at the funeral home on Friday, May 15, 2020, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The funeral service was held in the funeral home at 2 p.m., with Reverend Matthew B. Dotson officiating.
A committal service followed at Bluemont Cemetery in Grafton, WV.
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