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Martha Richards Valciukas

d. August 7, 2023

Martha Richards Valciukas On August 7, 2023, age 61, of Philadelphia, died after a 14 month fight with pancreatic cancer. Martha was the youngest child of Harriett Stapler (White) and the late Reverend F. Lee Richards. She is survived by Stanley, her loving husband of 35 years; two daughters, Emily (Kevin, grandson Alex) and Anna (grand-dog Winnie); her mother Harriett; brothers Fred (Jennifer) and Ashton (Hannah); nieces Jennifer, Kate, Alice, and Lily; nephews Jose, Tim, and Toby; many extended members of the Valciukas, Richards, and White families; innumerable friends; and countless families and students from her twenty-two years of teaching at SCH Academy. Martha started her career at the University of Pennsylvania in Wharton’s Executive Education program before finding her niche teaching young girls at the lower school campus of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Martha always looked forward to spending summers in Maine with her family, arguing about how many rocks she could bring home, reading, and gardening, which she called both a joy and a chore. To know Martha was to hear her before you saw her, whether it be from her many bracelets jangling or her infectious laugh that encouraged you to join in, to feel comfort that you always had a helping hand or a piece of sage advice. There is no unit of measurement to sum up how greatly she will missed. A service will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 11 AM at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill. Martha loved the color blue – her family encourages you to wear your best “Martha blue” to her service. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) in honor of Martha’s memory.
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Saturday, August 19, 2023

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