Lawrence Robert “Bud” Richardson, age 83, died of natural causes at his residence, 23193 State Hwy # 19, Cambridge Springs. Born in Meadville, PA on February 12, 1930 to the late Theodore R. Richardson and Florence Iola Ditch Richardson, Bud lived in Cambridge Springs for the past 60 years. He was married to the former Elizabeth “Bette” Schweitzer and she survives.
Bud entered the US Army in 1951 after graduating from Meadville High School in 1949. After the war, he returned to Meadville and began a career with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Bud managed State stores at various locations in the area and retired from the Meadville Plaza store in 1985.
As an avid golfer, Bud belonged to the Riverside Golf League. He enjoyed watching birds, traveling, and enjoyed word puzzles.
Surviving Bud is his wife, Bette, whom he married August 6, 1954 and four daughters – Laurie Dietly of Cambridge Springs; Karen Taylor and her husband, Robert of Oceanside, CA; Susan Lener of Meadville; and Alison Vatter and her husband, Randy of Meadville. Survivors also include seven grandchildren – Sean Dietly, Kelli Dietly, Mary Taylor, Olivia Lener, Kyle Gibson, Tyler Gibson, and Joshua Gibson; a great grandson – Mason Gibson; a brother – Fred “Bus” Richardson of Bellingham, WA; and a half-sister – Alyce Culligan of Pensacola, FL. He was preceded in death by two sisters – Laura Boyd and June Fultz and a granddaughter – Adrianne Seber.
There are no visiting hours or funeral services being planned at this time. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Boulevard, Suite 602, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.