Milford "Ed" Richardson|
BERLIN HEIGHTS – Milford "Ed" Richardson, 85, of Berlin Heights, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Specialty Hospital of Lorain after a short illness.
He was born October 7, 1928 in Whitley Co. KY and moved to Ohio from Tennessee. He had been a Berlin Heights resident for the past 50 years moving from Amherst.
Ed worked for Ford Motor Co, Lorain as a relief man for 36 years, retiring in 1988.
He was a member of Firelands Baptist Church, Wakeman, East Townsend Masonic Lodge #322, Collins, the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio, James Ames Meacham Chapter #135, Milan, and the UAW #425 retirees. Ed enjoyed gardening, traveling, the Masonic Fraternity, spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed riding his 4-wheeler in the mountains of Tennessee.
He is survived by his sons, Curtis (Joann) Richardson of Florence Township, and Billy (Mary) Richardson of Brownhelm; daughter, Jewell Richardson of Florence Township; 7 grandchildren: Christina, Sandra, Heather, Bryan, Donna, Shawn, and Erika; 16 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and a sisterr, Della Byrd of Groveland, FL.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Etta Richardson in 2009; parents, Johnnie and Arena (nee Silcox) Richardson; brothers, Buford, Junior, and Arthur; and sisters, Ethel Douglas, Elsie Wakelee, Charlene Ford, Clara Waters, and Floetta Richardson.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 4-8 pm where there will be a Masonic Service at 8 pm at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street Vermilion OH. Funeral services will be Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:00 am at the funeral home. The Reverend Bill Rowe will officiate. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Firelands Baptist Church, c/o Jim Wargo, Treasurer, 921 Sharondale Dr., Amherst, OH 44001.
Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com
Published in The Morning Journal on Apr. 15, 2014