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Thomas Richards

Sunday January 16, 2022

Thomas W. Richards, age 64, of Merrillville, went to his heavenly home on January 16th, 2022.  He was born February 22nd, 1957.


He loved the Lord and his family with all of his heart.  Tom had a fondness for hand blown studio art glass and spent years collecting and enjoying it.  He spent 51 years establishing and founding the family business Richards Pool Service along with his father and brothers.  While he was not out in the community bringing joy to people with their swimming pools he enjoyed singing in the church for the Lord and vacationing at his Florida home with his family.   He also had a deep-rooted passion for helping people in need.


Tom is preceded by his mother, Sharon Richards, and brother, Robert Richards.

He is survived by his father; John I. Richards (Dorothy); loving wife, Donna Richards; beloved children: John T Richards, Melissa Leohr (Jeff), and Sarah Richards; treasured grandchildren: Chloe Richards, and Autumn and Jaxson Leohr; siblings: Debra Richards Cretton (Denny), David Richards, Jamie Richards (Edie), and sister-in-law, Kathy Richards; along with his many nieces and nephews.


Tom will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew and loved him.


Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, January 21, 2022 with service at 6:00 PM at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, Indiana 46410).  Pastor Dan Estes officiating.  For information, call 219-736-5840.



Friday January 21, 2022
4:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft St. Merrillville, IN 46410


Friday January 21, 2022
6:00 PM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft St. Merrillville, IN. 46410