Eleanor Casey Richter, 97, Scranton, died Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Allied Skilled Nursing Facility. She was the widow of the late Emil M. Richter, who died June 14, 1987. Her first husband, the late Thomas Bamford, died in 1959.
Born Oct. 31, 1915, in the Minooka section of Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Henry G. and Winifred Joyce Casey. She was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. Before retirement, she was a fashion merchandising buyer for Lane Bryant's, Millburn, N.J. Before moving to Clarks Summit in 1988, she was a resident of Crestwood Estates in Whiting, N.J. Eleanor was an active member of the community and she was a faithful member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, the Woman's Guild and the Friday Morning Company. She was a former member of the Abington Women's Club.
Eleanor was a gracious lady who exemplified class. A loving, devoted mother and grandmother, she would radiate her kind encouragement and mentoring to all. She would light up a room upon entering. Her gentleness and kindness will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Surviving are a son, Robert Bamford and wife, Dorothy, Clarks Summit; son, Donald F. Richter, Cape Cod, Mass.; daughter, Sharon MacDonald, West Caldwell, N.J.; grandchildren, Casey Hodakowski and husband, Bill; Robert K. Bamford, Sean Bamford and wife, Rebecca; Robert Scott MacDonald, and Peggy McQuaid and husband, Gene; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Harry G., John and Robert Casey; and three sisters, Winifred Munson, Margaret Janus and Mary Casey.
The funeral will be Wednesday with Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. in Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State, Clarks Summit. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 12 to 1 at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital .