Bobby G. Richardson, 87

Bobby G. Richardson, 87

Mr. Bobby Gene Richardson, age 87, of Lynn, died on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a brief illness.  Born in Cardwell, Mo. on January 31, 1931, he was the son of the late John H. and Zetta (Hoggard) Richardson and was the former husband of Rose Richardson of Lynn and the late Doris Richardson.  He was raised in California and graduated from Strathmore High School. Following graduation, Bobby enlisted in the United States Army serving in Korea, the Caribbean, Germany and Japan and was later an instructor in Amphibious Vehicle Operations for the Corp of Cadets at West Point, N.Y.  He served over 20 years in the Army and an additional 11 years in the Army Reserves, assigned as an Army recruiter in the Boston area and was honorably discharged in 1977. He later went on to work as a clerk at the Lynn Post Office, retiring in 1992. Bobby was a 32nd Degree Mason belonging to the Bethlehem Lodge, Aleppo Temple and other Masonic groups.  He was a longtime member of East Baptist Church where he served as treasurer for 10 years. He was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan and loved bowling with friends in several leagues including the Post Office League.

In addition to his former wife Rose, Bobby is survived by his loving children, Wanda Hines-Benevento and her late husband Albert, Walter “Butch” Richardson and Mark Richardson and his wife Joann all of Lynn; his beloved grandchildren, John Hines III and his wife Jennifer, Shannon Hines and his wife Irene, Keri Richardson, Heidi Rufener and her husband Christopher, Mark Richardson Jr. and Melissa Richardson and her fiancé Stephen Gunning; his Great-Grandchildren, John IV, Brenna, Ryleigh, Mark, Madison, Cody, Kyle, and Stephen Jr.; his sister Betty Lewis of Fort Montgomery, N.Y. and his many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his grandson, Walter Richardson Jr. and his sister Carol Connell.

Service information: A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt. 129), Lynn, at 7 p.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be from 4-7p.m., prior to the Funeral Service. Bobby will have the distinct honor of being buried in the Korean Veteran’s Section at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114. The family would like to acknowledge the staff at Kaplan Family Hospice for the dignified, respectful care their father received.  Directions and online guestbook at www.solimine.com

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