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John H. Richardson III

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John H. Richardson III Obituary
John H. Richardson, III

AGE: 78 • Milton

John H. Richardson III (Jake) 78 of Milton, Delaware passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his love ones onTuesday, March 29, 2016. He was born February 20, 1938 in Dover, Delaware to the late John H Richardson II and Dorothy Shipley. He attended Milford High School, until the 11th grade when he went on to graduate from Lewes High School. In 1957 he joined the Navy and served until 1962. After his honorable discharge, he then joined the Milford Police Department, and then in 1962 he joined the Delaware State Police where he went on and served 20 years retiring in 1982 as a captain of Troop 7. During his time as a state trooper and after, he also was an entrepreneur owning an antique shop, and later opening a second retail business.

He is survived by his step-mother Florence Richardson. His wife of 57 years Lydia Jean, his two daughters Gail Mansoory (Amir), and Kathleen Short (Harry). His sister June Turansky (John). Grandson Amir Mansoory and granddaughter Julie Short. And a host of nieces and nephews.

Services will be Tuesday, April 5th at 2pm in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, DE, where friends may call from 12:00 noon to 2 pm. Burial will be in Whites Chapel Cemetery, Milton, DE.

Contributions may be made out to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.
Published in The News Journal on Apr. 3, 2016
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