Richard H. Francke, 79, of Bergenfield passed away on September 1, 2021. He was an English Teacher at Leonia High School for 47 yrs. and head of the debate team. Beloved brother of John and his wife Ann and the late Mark Francke. Dear brother in law of Patricia Francke. Loving uncle of Jennifer Tremper, Christian, Jeffrey, Jonathan and the late Michael Francke. Visiting at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 So. Washington Ave., Bergenfield on Friday from 3-7 PM and Saturday from 10-11 AM. Funeral service at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 AM. Interment South Church Cemetery, Bergenfield. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.