AGOURA, Calif. – R. Charles “Charlie” Richardson, 92, died Aug. 14, 2008, in Reseda, Calif. Charles was born March 29, 1916, in Bristol, Conn., son of Russell and Gladys Richardson. He grew up at and graduated from the Good Will Schools, Hinckley. Charlie served in the U.S. Merchant Marines in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was employed as a sales manager with Stanley Home Products, retiring after 25 years, then working for Wheatonware Inc. as a regional sales manager. He was employed with Wheatonware Inc. until the company closed. Charlie then became site manager for the Meals For Me program for six years. In 1985 he founded Sunrich Tanning, Bangor, and operated the salon with the help of his daughter, until his health forced him into retirement. Charlie was a communicant and active member of St. Mary’s Parish. He served as a lector and had the responsibility of recruiting and training future lectors. He served as vice president and then president of the Paris Council. He was a member of Pine Cone Council of Knights of Columbus and was a 4th Degree Knight, resigning when he moved to California. Charlie was predeceased by his first wife of 49 years, Agnes Farrell; a brother, Stan of California; a sister, Olive Dow of Florida; and a grandson, Mark Charles Dearborn. Charlie is survived by his wife of 20 years, Phyllis McCabe-Richardson of Agoura, Calif.; daughter, Fran Dearborn of East Holden; sister, Alma Molloy of California; stepsons, Tim McCabe of California and Jim McCabe of Arizonia. Interment will be private at St. Leonard, New Brunswick.
R. CHARLES ‘CHARLIE’ RICHARDSON
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:16 p.m.