Richard M. Strothers, 75, of Rutherford, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019. He was born in Newark to Malcolm and Doris (nee Guertin) Strothers.
Richard and his wife Judith Ann were married in 1983 and settled in Rutherford in 1984, where they remained. Richard joined the Newark Police Department. He received many Police awards, he was on the Executive Board for PBA. He was on the Police Force for 22 years, before retiring in 1995. He belonged to the Newark “Over the Hill Gang”, he was a member of the “Blue Knights of NJ” and “Bergen HOG”. He enjoyed his rides traveling all over the U.S. and Canada with the Blue Knights. He also took many cruises all over with his wife Judith. Richard was a big fan of “Oldies” especially doo-wop music and boxing. A good conversation around the table for dinner with family and friends was very enjoyable for Richard. He was a member of the 55Kip Center in Rutherford for several years.
Richard leaves behind his devoted and loving wife Judith Ann (nee Murray) Strothers, children; Richard Strothers Jr. ,Denise Strothers, Michael Strothers & wife Jasmine, grandchildren; Justine, Kristen, Michael, Sean, Jillian and Jake along with many nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by 12 brothers and sisters.
Family will receive friends Sunday 4-8pm in the Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home., 19 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford.
Funeral Monday 8:30am from Funeral Home for 9:30am Mass of Christian Liturgy in the Church of Saint Mary.
Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.
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