Clifford C. Richardson, 69, of Marysville and formerly of Bellefontaine, passed away Saturday evening, April 8, 2017 at Lima Memorial Hospital.
Cliff was born in Bellefontaine on January 22, 1948, to the late Curtis J. and Luella M. (Latimer) Richardson. He was also preceded in death by a half-brother, William H. Shields and his sister-friend, Beverley Anne Daniels.
Cliff is survived by his wife, Stephanie (Organ) Richardson of Marysville, whom he married on April 2, 1972 in Bellefontaine; children: Curtis (Patricia) Richardson of Canal Winchester, Benjamin (Jennifer) Richardson of Hamilton, and Kara (Naoto) Nakanishi of Marysville; eight grandchildren: Dustin, Kaylynn, Emily, Anna, Sayuri, Christopher, Kiyo, and Hadley.
A 1968 graduate of Bellefontaine High School, Cliff served his country for four years with a tour to Vietnam. He was a veteran of the US Navy and was stationed on the USS Boston and the USS Talbot. Following his honorable discharge, Cliff worked several years at Rockwell and Porter’s (HBD). He then went to work at Honda – Marysville where he worked as an electrician/coordinator in the maintenance department and retired after 25 years of service. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge. Cliff enjoyed his Ham radio and volunteered with the Logan County EMA during local emergencies.
Friends may call at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Bellefontaine on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 4-7pm with military honors provided at 7pm by the Logan County Veterans Honor Guard. A private family burial will be held at a later date in Fairview-McDonald Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.