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Maryland's Pete Richardson dies at 67

December 19, 2017
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Peter "Pete" Edward Richardson, 67, of Salisbury, Md., passed away at his home on Thursday, Dec. 14.
 
Mr. Richardson bred and owned Standardbreds. For 40 years, he owned and operated Pete Richardson Auction Sales in Willards. He credited much of his success to his dedicated team of employees. He was a member of the Wicomico County Liquor Control Board, Wicomico County Soil Conservation District, Past Board Member of Hebron Savings Bank, lifetime member of the Salisbury Gun Club, the Wicomico Yacht Club, Green Hill Country Club, Salisbury Elk's Lodge, Salisbury Moose Lodge, Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association, and the East Side Men's Club. He was also an avid hunter, fisherman, and Clemson Tiger fan.
 
Born Dec. 31, 1949, in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Vaughn E. Richardson and Mary Jane McMonigal Richardson.
 
Mr. Richardson is survived by his wife of 43 years, Connie Gibson Richardson; one daughter, Dana Catherine Richardson; two sisters, J. Maureen McAllister and Vicki (Ken) Heland; mother-in-law Bonnie Gibson; two sisters-in-law, Catherine Reddish, and Anne Marie (Bill) Kanwisher; brother-in-law Vincent (Melissa) Gibson; nephews Colin (Stephanie) and Kevin McAllister, Hannah, Elijah, and Micah Reddish, Amanda (Mark) Gibson, Sara, Catherine, and Laura Kanwisher, Ava, Eliza, Oliver, and Everett McAllister.
 
A Life Well Celebrated service to honor Pete's life will be held on Thursday, Dec. 21, 11 am at The Fountain's Conference Center, 1800 Sweetbay Dr., Salisbury. The Reverend George Patterson will officiate. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at The Fountains Conference Center. Burial will be private. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pete Richardson Charitable Fund, c/o Melodie Carter at the Hebron Savings Bank, 543 Riverside Dr., Salisbury, MD 21801, allowing the family to continue Pete's generosity throughout the community for years to come. Online condolences may be shared with the family athttp://www.boundsfuneralhome.com/

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