Paul A. Richardson

December 02, 1905 ‒ December 25, 2003

Delaware, Ohio

Paul Richardson, age 98, of Delaware and formerly of Tallmadge, Ohio, died early Thursday, December 25, 2003 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born on December 2, 1905 in St. Clairsville, Ohio to the late Buford and Mary (Wilson) Richardson, moved to Delaware several years ago and had also lived in the Dover area. Paul went to work at the age of 16 with the Carnegie Illinois Steel Mill, he earned his 3rd Class Stationary engineers license and retired in 1972 from the Wheeling Pittsburg Steel Company. During the 1940’s he had also worked as an Equitable Life Insurance Company.

For many years he was a member of the Harmony Methodist Church near Georges Run, Ohio, where he enjoyed working with the church’s youth. He also enjoyed his family, gardening, repairing and collecting watches and clocks. He had a keen sense of humor and always had a positive outlook on life.

Preceded in death by his wife of 69 years: Benora (Holmes) and Son Rev. Robert Richardson.

Survived by Daughter: Mother Elizabeth (Virginia) Ferroni of Etna, CA, Daughter-in-law: Alice Richardson of Tallmadge, OH, 7 Grandchildren, including Carolyn (W. Bruce) Ferroni-Schlabach of Delaware and 22 Great-grandchildren

Friends may call Sunday 2-4 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware. Funeral services will be held Monday 12:00 p.m. Noon at St. Mary Church, Delaware, with the Rev. Kevin Kavanagh and Rev. David Sizemore officiating. Burial Tallmadge Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Sarah Moore Home, 26 N. Union St., Delaware, Ohio 43015.