Carl P. Richardson Sr., 79

PHOENIX, NY – Carl  P. Richardson Sr., 79, of Phoenix, passed away at Seneca Hill Manor, Volney,  with his family by his side on Friday August 22, 2014.

He was born in Hastings, NY, to his late parents, Lucy (Barthel) and Leon Richardson, on Feb. 18, 1935.

Carl  P. Richardson Sr.
Carl P. Richardson Sr.

He was a carpenter and the owner of Carl Richardson Insulation & 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 more than 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, NY, 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 through out 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; a daughter, Nancy (Herb) Eaton; his son, Carl P.Richardson Jr.; his daughter, Sheryl Cooper and Michael;  a special daughter, Betty Richardson; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Edwin (Janice) Soble; four sisters, Rose Mulchey, Anna Middleton, Catherine Duell and Grace Stone; a brother-in-law, Donald Pachaud; 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 will be held on Monday at 4 p.m., with Rev. Susan Townsend officiating.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 4 p.m. prior to the service all in 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.