James A. Richardson

May 23, 1930April 23, 2019

James A. "Drew" Richardson, of Bergen, NY, passed away April 23rd, 2019, at the age of 88, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in West Bloomfield, May 23rd, 1930, the son of the late Oliver and Bernice Jenkins Richardson. He was a loving, devoted husband and father whom adored and loved to be with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jim was a selfless man who worked hard every day of his life. He enlisted in the U.S. Army June of 1948 with active service in Japan. He received an honorable discharge in June of 1950. He was active with the VFW Post 412 as a Past Commander. He was also, a member of the American Legion Post 1830 and Past Commander. He was a long time member of the Chili Fire Department starting in 1971 as a Volunteer Fire Fighter and continued on as a past President of the Fire Department Exempts Club. Jim loved operating heavy construction machinery. This led him to form his own company, J & W Contractors with his brother-in-law, Walter Guse. Jim enjoyed hunting, ice fishing, volunteering outdoor maintenance work at his church and traveling with his wife throughout the US.

Jim is predeceased by his brothers, Oliver "Lyle", Thomas and Donald "Bill" Richardson; sisters, Virginia Eygabroat, Bess Ayers and Grace Favata. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Agnes Guse Richardson; his daughters: Nancy (Dennis) Corlew, Gail Craig (Herb), Linda (Mark) Stevens; brother, Charles (Ginny) Richardson, brother-in-law, Walter Guse; grandchildren: Travis (Erica) Holycross, Lucas (Jennifer) Holycross, Tonya (Nick) Pellegrino, Stephanie Stevens (Adam) & Wes Stevens; great-grandchildren: Dominic, Adelyn, Sawyer & Brayden; Godson, David (Wendy) Richardson; along with many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 4PM, Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 2415 Chili Ave., Rochester. Followed by a gathering for family and friends at 6pm at the American Legion in Chili, 450 Chili Scottsville Rd., Scottsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, or Chili Fire Department, 3231 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624, or the VFW Post, 412 Ballantyne Rd., Rochester, NY 14623.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 18, 2019


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Nancy Richardson

May 4, 2019

Uncle Drew always welcomed me like family as wife to his nephew (Craig) - and with pride as a fellow veteran. The twinkle in his eyes (another Richardson sibling trait!) let you know of his great heart and pride for his family and country...and hinting at a bit of mischief! He never let a good tease slip by! :-)
His stories will be forever cherished, as will be his hugs. Our hearts go to Aunt Aggie, his children and all his family and friends.
Forever honored, forever loved and forever missed. Love you Uncle Drew...
Nancy, Craig, Lauren & Madelyn Richardson ❤️🇺🇸

Cheryl Powell

April 28, 2019

Always knew when you saw his smile, he was glad to see you. Very quiet gentle man, much like my dad, it seems to be a Richardson trait.
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you Aunt Aggie & cousins Nancy, Gail and Linda. Remembering with love Uncle Drew.