Floyd Roland Richardson
Floyd Roland Richardson

September 11, 1929 - May 4, 2018
Born in Scribner, Nebraska
Resided in Glendale, Arizona
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Floyd Roland Richardson, 88, rejoined his loving wife and their heavenly Father on May 4, 2018. Floyd, a longtime PE and grade school teacher at Whittier Elementary in Phoenix, was devoted to his family, friends, and faith. He was born in Scribner, Neb., on September 11, 1929, and graduated from Fremont High School before obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree from Midland University in 1951. The eldest of three sons, Floyd learned compassion for others at a young age and was always giving and kind. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Jane, in 1952 and the two moved to Phoenix shortly afterward where they raised their five sons and daughter. As a PE teacher Floyd spent numerous hours shuttling his student-athletes to off-site sports matches. He relished the same opportunity to drive and attend his kids’ many sports and social activities as they grew. In their almost 62 years of marriage, constant companions Floyd and Mary Jane enjoyed spending summers in Utah or with family in Nebraska and Iowa. In later retirement, Floyd remained a sports enthusiast. He was never seen without his red Nebraska Cornhusker cap. Floyd was a positive influence in the lives of many and he will be dearly missed especially by his brother Jim (Michelle); sons Rick, Walt, Joe, Michael (Mary), and Paul (Sylvia); daughter Joan (Mike) Padilla; four grandsons, Brian (Kristen), Patrick (Gabriella), Matthew, and William; granddaughter Kelsie Mitchell; great-grandson John; and other family and friends.
Visitation for Mr. Richardson will be from 5:00PM to 7:00PM on Friday, May 11, 2018, at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home, 9925 W. Thomas Rd., Avondale, AZ 85392. Family and friends will join together to celebrate the Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 PM Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help, 5614 W Orangewood Ave. Glendale, Arizona. At Floyd’s request cremation will take place and the Rite of Committal and Inurnment of cremated remains will be at a later date in Holy Cross Cemetery 9925 W. Thomas Rd., Avondale, AZ 85392 where he will be laid to rest.

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Visitation
Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
9925 W. Thomas Road
Avondale, AZ US 85392
Friday, May 11, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Funeral Mass
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
5614 W Orangewood Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301
Saturday, May 12, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM