Martha Richards Valciukas


On August 7, 2023, Martha Richards Valciukas, 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.

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.