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Clarence Richardson

March 24, 1930 — August 28, 2018

Clarence O. Richardson, 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at Devine Inn Personal Care in Salisbury, PA.

Born on March 24, 1930, in Zihlman, he was the son of the late Osborne and Emma (Hart) Richardson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.  He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Mr. Richardson proudly served with the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict, attaining the rank of sergeant, and was awarded three Bronze Stars for his heroism.

Following his discharge from the military, he was employed in the Maintenance Department of Garrett Community College.

Surviving are his wife of 62 ½ years, Vida Jean (Yommer) Richardson; two daughters, Debra Jean Orner and husband Mark, Salisbury, PA, and Sheila Ann Butler and husband Doug, Accident, MD; five grandchildren, Ryan, Brooke, Lyndsi, and Kiersten Butler, and Makalia Orner; five great-grandchildren, Cali Butler, Beaux Butler, Braxtyn Chaney, Colt Chaney and Dax Cortes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In accordance with his wishes, he was cremated.

Interment will be in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap.

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