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Charles Richard Golder, Jr., of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on February 6, 2023, at the age of 78. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on October 22, 1944, the son of Eleanor S. and Charles R. Golder, Sr. He is survived by his sister Susan Bommersbach of Fargo, North Dakota and his niece Stacey Moultrie of Portland, Oregon.
Richard was a long time resident of the Kansas City area, graduating from Shawnee Mission North High School in 1962. He attended Kansas State University before serving in the United States Navy from 1965-1968, including a tour in Vietnam. Returning to Kansas City, he graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City with a Masters Degree in History.
His many hobbies included tennis, skiing, canoeing, Mah Jong and golf. He was also one of the top poker players in the metropolitan area for many years. KU basketball and Chiefs football held a special place in his heart.
He had a lifelong love of antique Oriental and Native American rugs, and was recognized as a regional expert on both.
Most importantly, he was a good man with a wonderful sense of humor, a generous heart… and he was a treasured friend.
Per Richard’s wishes, there will be no services. Donations are suggested to Great Plains SPCA, www.greatplainsspca.org
Joe Tilghman says
So long Buddy.
Terry Love says
The entire class of 1962 of Shawnee Mission North High School will miss you. We had a great class!
Co-Chairman, Reunion Committee
Austin Landreth, Linda Copeland says
Austin and I were classmates with Richard in high school, and I had the privilege of cleaning his house for several years in the past. He will definitely be missed. I am Jo Anne Tilghman’s sister.