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Evan L. Richards

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

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