Richmond Irwin Donaldson
August 21, 1934 – August 28, 2019
Richmond Irwin Donaldson, 85, of Morgantown, passed away peacefully in Elmcroft of Reading with his family by his side on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Richmond was the husband of the late Dolores "Dee" Yvonne (Booher) Donaldson. The couple married August 3, 1956 and enjoyed 62 years of marriage.
Born in Cambridge, Mass. on August 21, 1934, he was a son of the late Irwin Keith and Winifred (Wilcox) Donaldson and stepfather, Robert Donaldson.
Richmond graduated from Hingham High School in Mass. and went on to Philadelphia Bible Institute. He graduated from Bible Institute of Los Angeles after one year with a degree in Tropical Medicine.
He professed faith in Jesus Christ on August 30, 1945. Together with Dee, Richmond dedicated his life as a Missionary for 48 years, serving with Associations of Baptists for World Evangelism along the Amazon River in Peru, South America. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Philadelphia Biblical University along with Dee for their missionary service.
Richmond was a devoted, faithful member of High Point Baptist Chapel in Geigertown.
Surviving are twin sons, Dr. Gordon R. Donaldson and his wife, Sue of Mohnton and Richmond J. Donaldson and his wife, Beth of Geigertown and son, Kevin D. Donaldson and his wife, Bobbi of Thornton; seven grandchildren, Ericka, Brittany, Bryce, Natasha, Nathan, Ben and Greg and 12 great grandchildren.
Also surviving is Richmond's sister, Virginia (Donaldson) and her husband Robert Witchey ofCalifornia.
Richmond is predeceased by a grandson, Ted and a sister, Bernice and her husband, Joseph.
Family and friends will be received in High Point Baptist Chapel, 200 Chapel Rd., Birdsboro, PA 19508 from 5:30pm to 7pm on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. A Celebration of Richmond's Life will be in the chapel at 7pm.
The family requests donations be made in lieu of flowers to: Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry Inc., P.O. Box 908, Bellmar, NJ 08099.
Auman's Inc. Funeral Home, Reiffton is entrusted with the arrangements.
- Family Greeting Tuesday, September 3, 2019
- Celebration of Life Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Richmond Irwin Donaldson
September 1, 2019
Hello, I'm Dan Nagao, a missionary from Texas serving in Puerto Maldonado , Peru. My wife Ruth our three kids and I have been living in the peruvian jungle for almost five years. I just want to encourage Rich's loved ones. I continued to disciple a deaf man named Sosimo Quispe for 4 and a half years. Sosimo is a young man Rich discipled in the past and this year in May Sosimo was ordained pastor. Now We have the first deaf church in southern Peru , Madre de dios region. Sosimo is preaching, teaching and is making Disciples for Jesus. Thank you Rich for passing the baton!
August 31, 2019
My husband and Rich used to enjoy our family Thanksgiving dinners when we would all share stories or memories together. Rich especially enjoyed when Ron would share about his many accident prone events. He was dearly loved and we all will surely miss him!! Love you all, Aunt Shu