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The Telegram
  • David F. Richardson

  • David F. Richardson, 75, a lifetime Ilion resident, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the home of his daughter, Linda, with the love and support of his family by his side.

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  • David F. Richardson, 75, a lifetime Ilion resident, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the home of his daughter, Linda, with the love and support of his family by his side.
    David was born in Ilion on July 12, 1937, the son of the late Wallace and Frances (Tasovac) Richardson. He attended Ilion schools and then enlisted into the United States Air Force in 1955, serving his country until his honorable discharge in 1963. On May 8, 1971, he was united in marriage to the former Dolores Guyer in Ilion, the couple sharing 42 years of commitment, love and mutual respect. David worked as a machinist for Remington Arms, Ilion.
    David was a member of the Ilion Fish and Game Club. An avid sportsman and outdoorsman, he loved fishing, hunting and camping with his family. He also enjoyed the casino, especially the slots and bingo. For David, family functions were made special any time that he was surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, of whom he adored spending time with.
    He is survived by his beloved wife, Dolores; his son, David Richardson and companion, Cheryl Bancroft, of Sylvan Beach; his daughters, Linda LaPorte and husband, Jerry, of Ilion, Mary Comins and companion, Walt Reel, of Mohawk, Cathy Krowicki and husband, Allen, of Newport, Denice Archer and husband, Lewie, of North Carolina; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Terry Stone and wife, Carol, of Mohawk, Larry Stone, of Florida, and Tom Stone and wife, Terry, of Illinois; his sisters, Thelma Richardson, of Newport, Debbie Richardson and companion, Everett of Florida, and Sharon Ferdula and husband, Joe, of Frankfort; an aunt, Thelma Scanlon, of Mohawk; in-laws, Yvonne and Fritz Sade, of Pennsylvania; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special and close friend, Ron Wilson, of Ilion. He was predeceased by a son, Buddy Leuenberger, in 2003, and his mother-in-law, Daisy Firman.
    The family will receive relatives and friends at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., (town of Frankfort) Ilion (894-8000), from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. His funeral service will commence immediately following calling hours at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with Deacon James Bower officiating. Interment will take place in the spring at Oak Hill Cemetery, German Street, Herkimer, with full military honors.
    In lieu of floral arrangements, expressions of sympathy in David’s memory can be made to the American Heart Association or the National Kidney Foundation; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
    The family is being cared for by Harry J. Enea, Jr., funeral director.

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