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Douglas M. Richardson

March 14, 1942 — April 10, 2018

Douglas M. Richardson, 76, Altoona, died Tuesday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg.

He was born in DuBois, son of the late William N. Sr. and Mary E. (Schwab) Richardson. On Nov. 5, 1963, he married Gayle E. Webster in Luthersburg.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Gayle; a son, Robert Richardson and family; a daughter, Nadine Ritz and family; a son, Nathan Richardson; a daughter, Naomi Bryan and family; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by all of his siblings: William Richardson, John Richardson and Robert Richardson; and a granddaughter, Chastity Ann Nichole Richardson. He was the last member of his immediate family.

Douglas was a graduate of Altoona Area Vocational-Technical School and the U.S. Army Medical School. Throughout his career, he was employed in hospitals and private duty nursing scenarios, as well as nursing homes. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. during the Vietnam War, severing in the 341st Medical Infantry, and he later served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 11 years.

He attended Altoona Bible Institute, where he received his pastoral license, and he later served as pastor of Mount Moriah Church.

He enjoyed reading, Bible study and collecting coins and cups, as well as books and stamps, and he also enjoyed crocheting.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata, Pastor Robin Ross officiating. Interment will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Rochester Mills.

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