Roger H. Richardson, 79, of Rossiter, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 7, 2022, at his home in Canoe Ridge, surrounded by loved ones.
He was born on October 7, 1942 to Lee and Jennie (Yohe) Richardson, in New Kensington.
Roger attended Canoe Ridge Church of God. He graduated from Marion Center High School in 1961. He then married his high school girlfriend, Ethel Bair, on November 13, 1961. She survives. They just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Roger was a coal miner at heart and by trade for over 30 years, retiring from the Doverspike Coal Company. He and Ethel loved going to flea markets, garage sales, visiting friends, family and their annual trip to the condo in Outer Banks, NC Roger was never an idle body. He liked to be outdoors. He was always up for a geocaching adventure with the Linda PA Ridge Runners team, finding over 3,000 caches, covering many miles and mountains over the years. He enjoyed many lunches and shopping trips with Larissa; he also loved the quiet moments with Ethel sitting around the campfire at their camp on the farm. Roger enjoyed farming alongside his sons on the family farms. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends he helped, including the Amish community.
Together, Ethel and Roger raised three children, Linda (Mark) Daugherty, Rochester Mills; Garry (Lori) Richardson, Glen Campbell; and David (Darla) Richardson, Rossiter. His family grows with his many grandchildren: Larissa Daugherty, Garrett (Rachel) Richardson, Marshall (Teresa) Richardson, Amanda (Mark) Kresage, Alicia (Scotty) Smith, Cody (Shelbie) Wood and Brianna (JT) Neese ; and great-grandchildren, Violet and Iris Richardson, Chase, Riley and Harper Kresage, Landon, Owen, Carter and Malia Smith, Sophia and Jeremy III Neese and baby Wood due in August. He is also survived by his sister, Jennielee Fox, Utah; sisters-in-law, Florence Richardson, Hudson, Fla, and Mary Richardson, Rossiter; and brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Jean Bair, Linesville.
He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Robert, Marvin, Charles and Darrel Richardson.
Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the McCabe Funeral Home Inc., 114 Maple Ave., Punxsutawney. A funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Earl Flick officiating.
Funeral services will follow at Pine Cemetery, Rossiter.
To share a memory, visit www.mccabewaldronfh.com.