August 9, 1946 — December 29, 2016
Richard Anthony Maples, 70, passed on to the Lord last Thursday at home of natural causes.
Born here in St. Joseph County to the late Glen B. and Margaret W. (Pillar) Maples he grew up in South Bend in the Our Lady of Hungary Parish until moving to New Carlisle and graduating in the 1964 last class from the old New Carlisle High School. He never married. He was Lift Truck Operator at Simon Brothers now Clark Food Service where he retired from in the mid 2000’s.
He was a US Army Veteran in the Viet Nam War Era. Although, it was said by some that he was a loner, everyone says he was a very nice person and was an active member of numerous organizations including: The St. Joseph Young Men’s Club, the Westside and Chain of Lakes Conservation Clubs, VFW Post 50, American Legion Post 284, Indiana Sheriffs Association, Clark Food Service Retirees, Bowler’s Country Club where he was awarded a Lifetime Membership. He also found time to volunteer with the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission. He attended Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church. He was also an International Brotherhood of Teamster’s Local 364 retiree.
There are no known surviving relatives at this time his Godson Joe (Kellie) Deal, of South Bend is left to cherish his memory alone with countless friends, fellow veterans and neighbors.
Visitation will be on Tuesday from 3-5pm at McGann Hay Funerals / Cremations / Gatherings, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23, enter off Cherry Rd. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11:00am with visiting after 10:30am at Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church, with Rev. Kevin M. Bauman, Pastor, officiating. Burial and graveside Military Honors will follow at Highland Cemetery next to his parents.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Memorial Honors Team at the American Legion Post 284.
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