Columbus, OH — Richard B. Karp, 75, died July 13, 2020, at home with his family by his side.
After graduating from Michigan State and deciding after a year in law school to pursue another career, Mr. Karp began his harness career in the Les Pullen Stable which evolved to him training and driving his own stable with his father under the Rugby Stable of Yardley, Pa.
He then became an official at Brandywine Raceway where he held the position of paddock judge until the track closed in 1989. He moved on to associate judge on the Harrington and Dover Downs circuit and substituted at others like Ocean Downs and Red Mile until 1993 when a health event brought on early retirement.
Mr. Karp was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Freda. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Diane (Davis); son, Gary; and brothers, Neil and Jay.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday (July 16) at Lombardy Cemetery, 401 Foulk Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Rd., 2nd Floor, Polly Drummond Shopping Center, Newark, DE 19711.