Mervin Richardson

Mervin Richardson

Saturday, October 29th, 1938 Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

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Obituary for Mervin L. Richardson

Mervin L. Richardson, 81, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born October 29, 1938 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Granville R. and Pearl (Jones) Richardson.

A proud United States Marine, Mervin honorably served his country for 22 years, during the Vietnam War. He followed his military service working at Letterkenny Army Depot in HVAC for 21 years. Mervin was a member of the John Wesley AME Zion Church in Chambersburg for a number of years, where he volunteered in different roles. He was a member of the Charles M. Nitterhouse, Post 1599 VFW and the Hume McNeal Byers AmVets, Post 224, both in Chambersburg. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, driving his truck, and watching westerns. He absolutely loved being with people, always smiling, laughing and having a good time. He treasured the time he spent with his grandchildren.

Mervin is survived by his wife, Evadney F. (Rideout) Richardson, whom he married on February 4, 1989; his daughter, Carlenda J. Owens, of Chambersburg; step-daughters, Pastor Rosanna Johnson, of Chambersburg, DeMaris McManus, (Randy), of FL, Toni Caldwell, of NJ, and Stephanie Hipkins (Rich), of Chambersburg; grandchildren, Jessica, Christopher, Caleb, Destiny, Selena, and Elijah, numerous great-grandchildren; and his brothers, Blaine Richardson (Clara) and George Richardson (Cynthia), both of Baltimore; and numerous other grandchildren and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth W. Richardson, and siblings Warren, Ben, Carlene, June, and an infant sibling.

Interment, under the direction of the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg, PA, will be private. A memorial service will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hume McNeil Byers AmVets Post 224 750 5th Ave, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or to John Wesley A.M.E. Church 155 W Catherine St, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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    Lebanon Cemetery
    Lincoln Way West
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Comment | Posted at 08:08pm via Condolence

Charylee Wood

My dearest uncle I treasure every memory of our lives together. When mommy passed you guided me thru it all and I won’t forget that when Alice died you thought I was your baby sister come back to you. You’ve always been my uncle but so, so much more and I am forever grateful it was so.
Comment | Posted at 02:22pm via Condolence

Savilla Jiles

To the Family if Mr.Mervin Richardson ,Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to you all. Praying for GOD to comfort you all.Mr.Mervin was a great DI for me and many other Marine recruits.Rest in peace DI Richardson.
Sincerest sympathy,Lester Jiles & Family
Comment | Posted at 11:30am via Condolence

June Purvis

To the Richardson Family, So sorry for your loss. May the Lord of all comfort lift you up and grant you peace during this difficult time and give you strength in the days ahead.

"Some people spend a life time wondering if they've made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem." ~ President Ronald Reagan, 1985

Rest in Peace, Devil Dog. And Semper Fi...
June Purvis

Comment | Posted at 09:31am via Condolence

Alan Keith

Oohrah Marine. See you there when I get there. Alan Keith
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