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Dr. Frank C. Richardson Ph.D.

Prospect, Pennsylvania

Apr 22, 1928 – Jul 28, 2019 (Age 91)

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Richardson, PhD, Dr. Frank C. age 91, of the Arbors at St. Barnabas, Gibsonia, PA, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 in UPMC Passavant Hospital, McCandless Twp, Pittsburgh, PA. Born April 22, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan; he was the son of the late Herbert A. and Mary Finnell Richardson. He was a...

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When I arrived at U of M Flint, I was told to NEVER take a class from Dr. Richardson; he was too tough. My schedule only worked with a class from him, and I ended up taking several more. Great teacher, a combination of love of subject, expectation that students will work to learn the material, and wonderful wit.

I was a young mother when I attended University of Michigan Flint. Dr. Richardson inspired me to be part of the honors program and to continue my education. He was also my very patient French professor and left an indelible mark on my life.
May he Rest In Peace. Thank you Dr. Richardson.

D. Elizabeth Jordan Ph.D.

In 1985 I took a class, Continental European Fiction, taught by Dr. Richardson. It was among the best courses I ever took, because he was such a great teacher, thinker and lover of life. I wrote a paper about the concepts of fate, chance, and loss of control juxtaposed with the desire to live a responsible and thoughtful life.
At the end of a paper, he wrote, "When I was a Freshman I asked my Philosophy Prof if he thought we were free or not. He said he didn't know but of one thing...

I'm so sorry to learn of the death of a friend and teacher. Dr. Richardson was one of my professors at UofM-Flint. His comparative lit class was one of my favorites, though hard and time consuming. I was also fortunate to have been welcomed into the social circle of academics at the University and attended several of the epic parties hosted by Frank at his home in Burton. My sincere condolences to the surviving friends and family of this kind and gifted man.

Frank was one of my professors at UMFlint, and a great friend. He was loved by my cousin Alice Garrison who cherished her friendship with him. He was a gifted intellectual and a wonderful wit. He will be missed by my wife and I. Clinton and Denise Cunningham.

Dear Kyle and Mary Kay, So sorry to learn of your loss. He must have been a very exceptional person for all that he achieved. I sure miss my Jack since his passing.