Rev. Robert F. Richardson

SALEM – Rev. Robert F. Richardson, 85, of Salem, died at 12:05 a.m. Monday at Hospice House in Poland where he had been for half a day.

He was born on June 1, 1928 in Mt. Pleasant, Pa., a son of the late Clair and Daisy (Swain) Richardson.

He was an orderly at Salem Community Hospital for 19 years and retired in 1992. He was also an associate member of the Salem Bible Methodist Church and a minister under the Free Methodist Denomination.

He is survived by his wife, the former Alma R. Fowler whom he married on March 24, 1951; a daughter, Janet (Sam) Campbell of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister Florena Fuller of East Liverpool; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral Home with Pastor Henry Miller of the church officiating. The burial will follow in Hope Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Donations can be made to the Salem Bible Methodist Church.

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