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April 4, 1954 — March 15, 2024

Portville, NY

William S. RICHARDSON, 69, of Portville, NY, died Friday, March 15, 2024 in Wellsville Manor Care Center.  

Born April 4, 1954, in North East, PA, he was the son of Howard G. and Gertrude L. Northrup Richardson.  A graduate North East High School, he was employed by Welch Foods, Inc in North East, Waterford Florida High School, and St. Bonaventure University, where he did custodial work and was also certified to refinish gymnasium floors.  Bill was a member of the South Side Union Chapel in Olean and was part of the prison ministry team.  He loved animals and enjoyed reading his bible, singing Oldies music, watching John Wayne movies, baseball, boxing, basketball, Portville football, and going hunting and fishing.  In years past, he participated in Civil War Reenactments.  

Surviving are: two sons, Eric (Britanny) Richardson and Bradly (Cheyanne) Richardson, both of Andover; three grandchildren, Lane Richardson, Spencer Richardson and Norah Richardson; and a step-brother, Richard Boerst of Sherman, NY.  He was predeceased by his parents; and the mother of his children, Phyllis M. "Mickie" Richardson.  

Services will be private.  Burial will be in Hornby Cemetery, North East, PA.  Cremation was at OLNEY-FOUST Private Crematory.  

Memorials may be made to the SPCA serving Allegany County.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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