Robert Richkin

RICHKIN, Robert Jay, 68, of Moundsville, WV, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV.

He was born September 14, 1945, in New York, NY, son of Kate Garfinkle Richkin of New York, NY and the late Louis Richkin.

Mr. Richkin was a poet. He was Jewish and Hara Krishna.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Richard Richkin and his fiancee, Yasmid Becerra of Miami, FL; Richard’s mother, Joanne Alves of Montreal Canada; a grandson, Evan Richkin and a granddaughter, Clara Richkin both of Miami, FL; a sister, Leah Glasser and her daughter, Cortnee Glasser of New York, NY.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the New Vrindaban Community. Contact his son, Richard at 305-542-6465 for more information.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert Richkin Poetry Fund, c/o Richard Richkin Villa, 6001 S.W. 156 Court, Miami, FL 33193.

“Never look beyond kindness, there is nothing beyond kindness that is not an illusion” R. Richkin.

Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral. com.

Arrangements by the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV (304-242- 2311).