Richard DeCandia

Richard A. DeCandia

Wednesday, September 24th, 1941 - Monday, May 3rd, 2021
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Richard A. DeCandia, of Yardville, NJ passed away on Monday, May 3rd at the Penn Medicine – Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro. He was 79.

Born and raised in New Brunswick, he resided in Yardville, NJ until his passing.

He worked as a Salesman for various companies throughout the state as well as owning and operating Metro Business Systems in Plainsboro before his retirement.

He served in the US Navy in the early 1960s, serving on the USS Diamond Head (AE-19).

Richard enjoyed boating, fishing and crabbing at the shore, hunting, wood turning on his lathe, watching NY Giants football, listening to country music and joking with his family and friends. In his younger years he enjoyed playing saxophone and ukulele.

He is predeceased by his parents, Thomas & Sally DeCandia.

Surviving are his wife, Martha; son, Richard of Spotswood; daughters, Laura DeCandia of North Brunswick, Elise Classen (with Pete Rossi) of Robbinsville and Beth Classen of Standish, Maine; 2 sisters; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 9th from 12 to 3 PM at the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton Street, Somerset. Graveside service and entombment to follow on Monday, May 10th at 10:30 AM at Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick.

Donations in his loving memory can be made to the MDS Foundation, 4573 South Broad Street, Suite 150, Yardville, New Jersey 08620, or go to

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 9th, 2021 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Sunday, May 9th, 2021 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Gleason Funeral Home
    1360 Hamilton Street
    SOMERSET, NJ 08873
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  • Service

    Monday, May 10th, 2021 | 10:30am
    Monday, May 10th, 2021 10:30am
    Franklin Memorial Park
    1800 NJ-27
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  • Interment

    Franklin Memorial Park
    1800 NJ-27
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Bob Sommerville

Posted at 01:53pm
I first met Rich more than 40 years ago when he hired me at the Bordentown NJ Mutual of Omaha office. We became close friends. Not always geographically close but it seemed that each time we saw each other over the years we were able to slip right back into a comfort zone and pick up where we left off. Having the same silly, sense of humor helped. We had a mind reading act that amazed! Rest In Peace, My Friend. God bless his family and friends left behind.

Joseph Slocum

Posted at 01:06pm
Remember uncle Richie cut me off the floor and took me to the hospital had a splinter slide under my kneecap and mom couldn't cut me off it so she called uncle Richie I had to sit and wait for him . Lol never forget him .

Meredith C Classen

Posted at 11:15am
My love is with the entire family. Having such a beautifully blended family meant that Rich has been part of my family my entire life, and I know first hand what a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather he is. I will especially miss spending spending holidays together, gently goading each other about the Giants-Eagles rivalry. He will truly be missed. Love, Merie

Joseph F Gaston

Posted at 08:17pm
It was a pleasure and an honor to have known Rich. He was easy to talk to, always pleasant and always had helpful advice. There is no doubt that he will be missed by many, but his legacy will live on in the hearts and memories of each and every one of us with whom he touched. May God welcome Rich's soul into his Kingdom, ease the pain of those he leaves behind and fill the void in your hearts with memories of all the great times his lifetime did make.
No more pain.....Godspeed

Miriam Sardinas

Posted at 07:03pm
He will forever be remembered. I was very fortunate to have known him and a privaledge to have called him Dad. My sympathy and prayers are with Martha and his children and grandchildren during this difficult time. You have all gained an Angel. I hope that you can look beyond the grief and know that he is present in each and every one of you. God bless. Miriam

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