Harry Monroe Richardson

December 17, 1947 ~ May 31, 2018 (age 70)


Chaplain Harry Monroe Richardson, 70 of Middlefield went home to be with the Lord Thursday, May 31, 2018 at UH Geauga Medical Center. He was born December 17, 1947 in Bedford to the late Oliver Thomas and Violet M. (Monroe) Richardson.  Harry attended Chagrin Falls Schools until the 6th grade and then onto West Geauga Schools.  He was drafted, by the US Army, during the Viet Nam war and served in Germany for 2 years. He went on to receive his Master's Degree in Biblical Counseling and Theology.  Harry managed his own mattress shop for many years before serving as Chaplain for 20 years at the Geauga County Jail.  He retired in January 2018. 

He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Dixie L. (Duffey) Richardson who he married June 17, 1999, his step-son, Nathaniel E. Green, step-daughter, Michelle (Steve) George (from prior marriage); siblings, Les (Connie) Richardson, Judy (Don) Anderson, Jack (Marlene) Richardson, Ron Richardson, Wendy (Elia) Milite, and many nieces and nephews. 

Calling hours will be held from 2:00–4:00 and 6:00–8:00PM Wednesday June 6, 2018 at Russell-Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 W. High St. Middlefield, OH 44062.  A Celebration of his life will be held 2:00PM Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Maple View Church, 14890 Burton-Windsor Rd, Burton, OH 44021with Pastor Luke Rosenberger, and Pastor Roger Kruse officiating. He will be laid to rest in Middlefield Cemetery during a Private service.  Donations can be made to the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry in Harrys name, (memo J-36 for Geauga Co.) PO Box 9760, Henrico, VA. 23228-0760 or

Donations may be made to:

Good News Jail and Prison Ministry
PO Box 9760, Henrico VA 23228-0760

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