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Thomas W. "Tom" Richardson

September 2, 1966 — October 1, 2017

Thomas W. Richardson    “beloved father, son, and brother”

COUDERSPORT---Thomas W. “Tom” Richardson, 51, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Ardentown, DE, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Sunday, October 1, 2017.

Born on September 2, 1966 in Chester, PA, he was the son of William L. Richardson, Sr. and Marie L. Kindt Richardson. On September 25, 1988, he married Janet L. Wilson Richardson, who passed away on June 6, 2013.

He attended Garnet Valley High School in Concordville, PA. and was employed as a tank truck driver for several years until retiring due to health reasons.

Tom was the president of the Resident Committee at the Mapleview Apartments and was the “self-appointed” decorator for each season.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and stress-relieving art therapy. Tom was a kind man who would often drive his fellow neighbors to doctor’s appointments or to go shopping.  His greatest joy in life was making others happy and being with his beloved family, including his dog Hollie.

Thomas is survived by his mother, Marie L. “Dolly” Richardson of Coudersport, PA; two daughters, Renee Kurten of Media, PA, and Amber Richardson of Ardentown, DE; a son, Thomas W. Richardson, Jr.; a brother, William L. (Linda) Richardson of Twin Oaks, PA; a sister, Kate M. (Jeffrey) Reynold of Roulette, PA; grandchildren, Leeann and Seanna Forbes; and several nieces and nephews.

Tom was predeceased by his father and his wife.

Friends may call from 5 to 6pm on Friday, October 20, 2017 at North Eulalia Baptist Church, 683 Route 49 East, Coudersport, where a celebration of Tom’s life will follow at 6pm with Pastor Michael C. Reeves, officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Tom’s name to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to North Eulalia Baptist Church, 693 Route 49 East, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Tom’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Coudersport Free Methodist Church

507 S Main St, Coudersport, PA 16915

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Celebration of Life

Friday, October 20, 2017

Starts at 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

North Eulalia Baptist Church

683 State Rte 49, Coudersport, PA 16915

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