Carl P. Richardson Sr., 79, of Phoenix, passed away at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney, with his family by his side on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. He was born in Hastings, N.Y. to his late parents Lucy (Barthel) and Leon Richardson on Feb. 18, 1935.
He was a carpenter and the owner of Carl Richardson Insulation and Painting, and a life member of Local 747 Carpenter’s Union, Syracuse. Carl was a real estate owner and remodeled several Phoenix-area homes throughout the years.
He wintered for over 25 years in Mesa, Ariz., where he was active in the men’s club of the Velda Rose Methodist Church, as well as the local churches in Phoenix, N.Y., First Congregational
and First United Methodist. He was active in the Phoenix Sno Drifters; and his passion was extreme for the special needs playground project, Schroeppel, throughout the years.
He was predeceased by his great-grandson Patrick Cooper; his brother Solomon; and his sister Pauline.
Surviving are his loving wife of 60 years, Maureen (Gorthey) Richardson; daughter Nancy (Herb) Eaton; son Carl P. Richardson Jr.; daughter Sheryl Cooper and Michael; a
special daughter, Betty Richardson; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother Edwin (Janice) Soble; four sisters Rose Mulchey, Anna Middleton, Catherine Duell, and Grace Stone; brother-in-law Donald Pachaud; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A special thanks and appreciation extended to the staff members of the second floor at Seneca Hill Manor for their wonderful care of Carl. Memorial services were held Aug. 25 with Rev. Susan Townsend officiating. Calling hours were held prior to the service at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Special Needs Playground, 25 Lock St., Phoenix, NY 13135 or the Phoenix Area Food Pantry, 43 Bridge St., Phoenix, NY 13135.