Fond farewell to milkman

Richard Stubbs with his wife Helen.
Richard Stubbs with his wife Helen.
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A WELL-KNOWN former Sheffield milkman has died aged 98.

Richard Stubbs had a round in the Gleadless area for more than 20 years - but also had a string of other jobs during a long working career.

Richard, who was cared for in his final days by son David and David’s wife Suwannee at their Gleadless Road home, had been retired for more than 30 years.

Apart from his milk round, he worked at Tuckwood’s restaurant in the city centre, as a master baker, for Spear and Jackson and British Steel, and served during the war with the Royal Signals Corps. For many years he also owned his own garage business on Old Retford Road in Handsworth.

Richard’s wife Helen died over 20 years ago but he leaves two sons, John as well as David, and eight grandchildren.