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Richard Andrew Link

August 29, 1941 ~ December 28, 2020 (age 79)

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LINK, Richard Andrew, 79, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 in Mechanicsville, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Simon A. Link and Anna M. Link; his sister Carol Ann Schneider; his wife of 55 years, Eileen C. Link (pictured in photo with Rich). Rich is survived by his four sons Richard A. Link II (Martha) of Locust Grove, Virginia; Paul C. Link of Mechanicsville, Virginia; John K. Link (Donna) of Suwanee, Georgia; and Ryan A. Link (Dawn) of North Chesterfield, Virginia. Rich is also survived by six grandchildren Anna C. Link, Forrest A. Link, Laura M. Link, Sarah E. Link, Emily K. Link and Lorelai K. Link. Born in Baltimore Maryland, Rich graduated from Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School in 1959. Rich enlisted into the Glen Burnie Maryland National Guard in April 1962 and was activated during the Cuban Missile Crisis during the Cold War in October 1962. He would continue Service in the Newport News Virginia National Guard 105th Howitzer Battalion and received an honorable discharge in 1968. Also, that same year, he would graduate from Christopher Newport College. Rich was also employed a sales engineer by the General Electric and retired after 38 years of service. He will be missed very much, and he is loved dearly by his friends and family very much. Due to the current pandemic restrictions, the family will not be able to receive friends and family. A Roman Catholic memorial service will also be celebrated privately. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association honoring Rich’s wife Eileen C. Link, at www.alz.org, or Alzheimer's Association, Greater Richmond Chapter, 4600 Cox Rd., Suite #130, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.

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