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Richard Joseph Force
  • In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Elijah Force Education Fund c/o the funeral home.

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“Well Ric, as I'm sure you know by now, John has come to be with all of you last Thursday. I know you are taking care of him and helping with his...Read More »
1 of 35 | Posted by: Linda Tharp - Sewell, NJ - Sister

“Today makes 4 years but sometimes it feels like it's been forever since we were together. I miss you so much and wish you were here. Life has...Read More »
2 of 35 | Posted by: Linda Tharp - Sewell, NJ - Sister

“You never know what you have until you lose it. Missing my brother and the rest of my family. ”
3 of 35 | Posted by: Donna Walker - Lady LakeHugc, FL

“Happy Birthday Rich. We love you and we miss you so much. We pray that you are at peace and watching over us. Elijah was here with us last week and...Read More »
4 of 35 | Posted by: Linda Tharp - Sewell, NJ - Sister

“Hello Rich, Happy Father's Day! We miss you so much. Elijah is growing up so quickly. He is so mature compared to just last year, you would be so...Read More »
5 of 35 | Posted by: Linda Tharp - Sewell, NJ - Sister

“Today makes the 3 year mark my dear. It doesn't get any easier, I miss you every day. Elijah is coming for Thanksgiving weekend. We love having...Read More »
6 of 35 | Posted by: Linda Tharp - Sewell, NJ

“Hey lil brother I need your help once again..please look over me and keep me safe from this disease. I love you and miss you. Please have all of...Read More »
7 of 35 | Posted by: Linda Tharp - Sewell, NJ

“Happy Birthday Rich. God I miss you so much. The smallest things make me think of you. I know you are with us and you are protecting me. I love...Read More »
8 of 35 | Posted by: Linda - Sewell, NJ

“Leave a condolence or a memory.Happy Father's Day Rich. We have Elijah here with us today and he is growing into a fine young man. We are proud of...Read More »
9 of 35 | Posted by: Linda - Sewell, NJ

“Hi Rich, I really believe it is you I have to thank. Please continue to look after me and please ask Mom Mom for those powerful prayers of hers. ...Read More »
10 of 35 | Posted by: Linda - sewell, NJ

“Hi Rich, i cant believe it has been 2 years. Sometimes it feels like forever since I've seen you....and other days, days like today, it feels like...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: Linda Tharp - sewell, NJ

“I love you lil brother. Thanks for the hug last night, i really needed it. Today is the one year anniversary for Dad and I miss you both so much. ...Read More »
12 of 35 | Posted by: Linda - sewell, NJ

“Missing my brother on his birthday. Too many losses. ”
13 of 35 | Posted by: Donna Craig - Marathon, FL

“Happy Birthday Rich! I miss you so much you wouldn't believe. I know Mom is having a hard time this week and I know you are looking over her. I...Read More »
14 of 35 | Posted by: Linda - Sewell, NJ

“Wishing you a Happy Father's Day Rich. I miss you every day. Elijah is doing well. We will be bringing him to our new home as often as possible...Read More »
15 of 35 | Posted by: Linda - pine hill, NJ

“Well Rich, it has been a year ago today and yet it feels just a short time ago. We miss you, and love you so much. We are glad you are in a better...Read More »
16 of 35 | Posted by: Linda Tharp - Pine Hill, NJ

“Happy Birthday Rich. We love you and miss you. Please look after Mom today, sh is hsving a rough time of it. ”
17 of 35 | Posted by: Linda - pine hill, NJ

“HAPPY FATHERS DAY RICH. ELIJAH IS GROWING INTO A VERY NICE YOUNG. YOU WOULD BE VERY PROUD. NO ONE EVER LOVED THEIR CHILD MORE THAN YOU LOVED YOUR...Read More »
18 of 35 | Posted by: Linda - pine hill, NJ

“Rich, I heard a song today that made me think of you. It is called "I drive your truck" and is about a brother missing his brother and when the...Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: Linda - Pine Hill, NJ

“Well Rich, much to John's dismay, the Ravens are going to the Superbowl. Lol. He said that if you were here he would never here the end of it. ...Read More »
20 of 35 | Posted by: Linda - Pine Hill, NJ

“I am thinking of during this holiday season, missing you, remembering our childhood Christmas's. Mom told us we could only get into our stockings...Read More »
21 of 35 | Posted by: Linda - Pine Hill, NJ

“i was thinking of richard today.years back he asked us if we wanted to go for a ride on his speed boat. only if he promised to take it easy,known to...Read More »
22 of 35 | Posted by: claire phillips - exton, PA

“Despite his gruff exterior, Rich was one of the most sensitive individuals we have ever known. He would offer help to anyone in need, give the shirt...Read More »
23 of 35 | Posted by: Rich's Family

“Dear Donna and Family, I cannot think of anything more devastating than the loss of a child. May all of your memories be good ones soorktx, that you...Read More »
24 of 35 | Posted by: Donna Dellinger - Newark, DE

“My brother, my friend, I miss you so. This has been such a shock and my heart is broken. My only comforting thought is that you are no longer sick...Read More »
25 of 35 | Posted by: Linda - Pine Hill, NJ - Sister

“I am thinking of my cousins this morning. My thoughts are with you today and always.I hope in time you can find peace in your hearts and remember all...Read More »
26 of 35 | Posted by: claire phillips - exton, PA

“My deepest sympathy for the loss of your son, brother, father and friend. May the Lord comfort you at this most difficult time. May your memories...Read More »
27 of 35 | Posted by: Sheryl Anyzek - Elkton, MD

“Richie will be truly missed. Loved boating and full of life. Great son, brother and father.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you on this time...Read More »
28 of 35 | Posted by: Anthony Keiper - Warrington, PA

“I'm so sad to hear this news.Richie was always like a small force of nature and some of the most fun I had in my youth was with him.I've missed him...Read More »
29 of 35 | Posted by: George Keiper - Ducktown, TN

“We were all saddened at the passing of our neighbour. He was a nice and caring man, and helpful to his community. Rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers...Read More »
30 of 35 | Posted by: Peeling Family - Elkton, MD

“Eli,We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Father!! Your Dad was such a kind, caring, funny man that loved life and making others happy! But...Read More »
31 of 35 | Posted by: Debbi Russell - Elkton, MD

“Rest in Peace, Rich. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You'll be missed, neighbor. ”
32 of 35 | Posted by: Rick Osowski & Family - elkton, MD

“My love and thoughts are with all my cousins today. donna,there are no words i can give you to take your sadness away,i love you and will see on...Read More »
33 of 35 | Posted by: claire phillips - exton, PA

“Tho I'd only met Richie a few times, he was a bold personality and his prescence was known when he entered a room.. Prayers go out to his family, may...Read More »
34 of 35 | Posted by: Kim Philhower - Manahawkin, NJ

“We are so sorry and saddened to hear of your loss. ”
35 of 35 | Posted by: Yvonne Scott Phillips - PA


Richard Joseph Force, 52, of Elkton, MD, passed away suddenly at his home November 20, 2012.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on July 30, 1960, Richard was the son of Kenneth and Donna Kammer. He was a 1978 graduate of North East High School and a member of Pipefitters Local 74. He was an avid boater, who also enjoyed antique cars and restoring furniture. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son Elijah of Elkton; Elijah's mother, Charity of Elkton; a brother, Kenneth Kammer, Jr. of Elkton; two sisters, Donna Craig of Elkton and Linda Tharp and her husband John of Pine Hill, NJ; a niece, Lori Tharp; three nephews, Adam Tharp, Kenneth Craig, David Reeves and his wife Alison; and a great niece, Emily Reeves.
A celebration of Richard's life will be held at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 259 East Main St., Elkton, MD 21921 on Monday November 26, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Friends and family may call at the funeral home beginning at 12 noon. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Elijah Force Education Fund c/o the funeral home.