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William H. Richardson

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Bill Richardson died peacefully on February 1, 2024.

 Born in Washington, D.C., Bill (known to family and friends as “Billy”) was in the building/architectural supply products business his whole life; first with Cushwa Brick Company in D.C. and then later as the President of Potomac Valley Building Products in Rockville, MD, selling solar greenhouses.  Bill served in the army during the Korean War.

 Bill was the last surviving of six children born to Ethel and Walter Richardson.  Bill’s father, Walter L. Richardson was known as the “Father of Naval Photography.” Due to illness Bill was unable to attend the 2014 ceremony at the Pensacola Naval Air Station where a building was named in his father’s honor. 

 Bill was a kind, thoughtful and fun-loving soul and will be missed and remembered by the many lives he touched.  He is survived by Janice, his wife of 47 years, and his three children, Bob (Joanne) Richardson, Don (Barbara) Richardson and Robyn Stallman, along with five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, many nieces, and nephews, and two Goddaughters.  Special thanks for their ongoing love and support go to his nephews Larry Gionet (Judy) and Michael Gionet.  Thanks to two of Bill’s good “buddies” for their ongoing love and help, Pam Davis, and Shelley Burgins.  Special thanks also to the caring staff at Community Hospice McGraw Center for Caring.

 Bill was gifted with a beautiful voice and loved to sing and play the piano. He sang “semi-professionally” in the D.C. area for many years. He also loved golf and tennis and played both frequently until his health would no longer allow. One of his fond memories was playing in a Pro-Am golf tournament at Pebble Beach. An avid fan & season ticket holder of the former Washington “Redskins” he then switched allegiance to the Jaguars after moving back to Florida.  

 Bill loved animals and requested that any contributions be made to an animal rescue organization of your choice.

 A private service will be held at a later date. 

 

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