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Mae Richardson

March 3, 1931 August 30, 2010
Mae Richardson
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Obituary for Mae Richardson

Mae E. Richardson, 79, formerly of Holbrook, Pa. died at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 30, 2010 in the home of her sister, Jo Ann Paolino of Waynesburg, Pa. after being seriously ill for the past three months.She was born March 3, 1931 in Pittsburgh a daughter of the late Lawrence Edward and Mable Eleanore Colwell Benkart and had resided in Pittsburgh all her life prior to moving to Greene Co. in1975.Mrs. Richardson attended the former Macedonia Baptist Church and was a member of the Valley Chapel United Methodist Church at Holbrook.She was a graduate of Perry High School in Pittsburgh.Mrs. Richardson was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the U.S. Marines Corps., and was a member and former Adjutant of the Tri-County Leathernecks and an avid volunteer with the Toys-For-Tots program.She was a member of the Waynesburg Moose Lodge and the former Aleppo Grange.On December 19, 1959 she married Lester Leroy Richardson, Sr. who survives.Also surviving are four sons, David M. Richardson of Pittsburgh, Lester L. Richardson, Jr., husband of Alice Richardson of Fairbanks, Alaska, Phillip C., husband of Shelly Richardson and John W., husband of Diane Richardson both of Holbrook; five daughters, Nance Richardson of Port Richie, Fl., Carol Ann Hurley and Doris Jean Turkovich both of New Salem, Donna Lynn Richardson of Summerfield, Ohio and Media Sarah Richardson of Carlisle; 28 Grandchildren; 16 Great Grandchildren; three sisters, Jo Ann Paolino of Waynesburg, Norma G. Hennel of Parma, Ohio and Sarah Benkart of Pittsburgh; a brother, Arthur David Benkart of Lower Burrell, Pa. several nieces and nephews.Deceased in addition to her parents are four brothers, Lawrence (Barney), David, Ernest and Richard Benkart; a sister, Pola Herman.The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Pkwy, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Fl. 32256.

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