ALBANY – Evan Leighton Richards, 86, died Sunday, January 25, 2015. Born in Schenectady, he was a graduate of Nott Terrace High School and Union College, and was an Army veteran. Evan was a reporter, feature writer and columnist for The Knickerbocker News and a legislative correspondent. He later was employed by several New York State agencies, retiring from the Public Service Commission.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Singleton Richards, daughter and son-in-law, Polly and Patrick Grande, and granddaughter, Claire Grande.
Services will be private with burial in Saratoga National Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Northeast NY, 3 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.