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Glenn Louis Richardson, 82, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2017 at the home of one of his daughters. He was surrounded by loved ones when he passed. He was born on April 15, 1935 to parents, W. Dorr and Francis (Sweet) Richardson. Glenn was a Life time resident of Niagara Falls, with a brief stay in Northern California for ten years, nearby his sons. He graduated from Trott Vocational High School in 1954 and, spent several years in the U.S. Army, both domestic and in Europe, also attending reunions over the years. Upon his return home he married Carolyn Knapp, bought a house (which he still lived in until recently) and started a family.
Glenn is survived by his children, Michael (Denise) Richardson of San Jose, Calif., Wayne (Debbie) Richardson of San Ramon, Calif., Ted 'T.R.' Richardson of Santa Clara, Calif.; twin daughters, Debra (Mike)Heller of Niagara Falls, NY and Darlene(Jerry) Houde of Fort Erie, Ont. He was blessed with 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Over his life in Niagara Falls, Glenn worked at DuPont for 30 years as a machinist, coached his sons in both hockey and football, and worked on cars which was one of his passions at McMullen's Automotive.
While in California Glenn liked to travel, some of his favorite places were Reno, NV., going to the Reno Air Races and Balloon Dawn Patrol, and Lake Tahoe occasionally playing Keno. Glenn was also a avid Nascar fan and attended many races. Glenn was a big Boston Bruins fan.
When he and his wife returned to Niagara Falls, and after his wife's passing in 1997, his passion became researching family ancestry. He spent most of his time doing this up to a few years ago when it became harder to travel for his research.
Glenn was a long-time parisher of the First Baptist Church. He donated to the church and was always a giving person, even with his passing he donated his remains to the University of Buffalo Medical School for Research.
Memorial contributions can be made to the local Hospice.
Published on December 3, 2017
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