William Harold Richardson
November 30, 1924 – September 26, 2019
William Harold Richardson, age 94, of Canton, Ohio passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 at The Inn at Belden Village. He was born Nov. 30, 1924 in Louisville, Ohio to the late Cecil and Irene (Hendershot) Richardson. William was a US Navy veteran of World War II, and was a member of Rivertree Church. He really loved boating, waterskiing, traveling, and enjoyed lots of cruises. He was super creative with woodworking, building cabinets, doing some home construction, and installing an oak barrel door on a bathroom.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores; sister, Ida Mae Malloy; and brothers, Robert and James Richardson. He is survived by his children, Bruce (Judie) Richardson, Jan (Thaddeus) Cwynar, and Lori Carlton; grandchildren, Todd, Kara, Brigitte, Brent, Tana, Michael, and David; and great-grandchildren, Blake, Kyle, Hunter, Skyler, Bryn, Jacob, Devin, Jayden, Caiden, Josiah, Evelynn and Anabella.
A private graveside service will be held at Sunset Hills Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to support.woundedwarriorproject.org. Arrangements under the direction of Karlo-Libby Funeral Home.
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William Harold Richardson
October 2, 2019
My father, William Harold Richardson was born on November 30, 1924 to Cecil and Irene Richardson.
When he was of age, he joined the Navy and served as a Belly Gunner on a B24 and radio operator on a BPY5A Catalina Air/Sea rescue Pacific theater in WWII.
He came home and met a sweet 18 yr old girl named Dolores Grimminger. They fell in love and married on June 5, 1949. He built her a house on Willowdale lake where they raised 3 children in their strong Christian values. They remained together until she went to be with the Lord on March 31, 2015.
Dad worked for and retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber as a pattern maker, then went to work for Hoover for another 10 yrs.
He loved woodworking and made many creative woodworking projects. He actively served in church for decades, teaching Sunday school and sharing his personal experiences with the Lord with anyone who would listen.
Dad enjoyed taking us camping, boating and waterskiing, and took us on some road trips, one of which was cross-country, stopping at many scenic landmarks along the way. One of which was a Dude Ranch where I discovered my love for horses.
After retirement, he and Mom traveled to various countries and enjoyed life together.
They leave behind a wonderful family - 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren (and one more on the way).
He will be remembered by those who knew and loved him for his sense of humor, kindness and strong Christian beliefs.
Rest in Peace, Dad. We'll see you again one day.