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Russell G. Richardson

April 17, 1938 - June 14, 2022

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Russell G. Richardson, 84, of Waverly, died Tuesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton from complications of Multiple Myeloma His wife of almost 55 years is the former Jeannette Domiano.

Born April 17, 1938 in Scranton, son of the late Russell G. and Adele Weiksner Richardson, Russell was a retired United States Naval Officer. He was also a retired Supervisory Special Agent with Criminal Investigation of the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Treasury. Russell Served 6 years of active duty with the U.S. Navy, 30 months of which were aboard ship. He was at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, often referred to as ground zero during the 1962 missile crisis with President Kennedy and Russian premier Nikita Khrushchev. He finished his Navy career in the Naval Reserves and attained the rank of Commander. He spent 12 years with the Criminal Investigation Division in Philadelphia as a Senior Special Agent and Group Manager. Russell spent 14 years as the Agent in Charge of the Scranton Office, during which time his agents compiled a record of over 200 successful prosecutions with only two losses.

After retirement, Russell did Private Investigations for insurance companies, attorneys, and individuals. Later on he limited his work to background investigations for the U.S. Government. He graduated from Holy Rosary High School, the University of Scranton, and also received an MBA from Drexel University, Philadelphia.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Russell G. III, a CPA who is a retired Senior Special Agent in NY, and Mark, a chemical engineer from Penn State University who also has a postGraduate Chemical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech. Mark is employed by the Edgewell Corporation of Dover, DE; a daughter in -law, Diana; Grandchildren, Emily, Samantha, London, and Brooke; and nieces and nephews.

Although Russell was especially proud of his sons’ academic career accomplishments, he was most proud of their keeping their Catholic faith intact as they progressed through life.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10 AM in the Church of St. Gregory, 330 N. Abington Road, Clarks Summit, to be celebrated by Rev. John Lepera, pastor. Private inurnment will be held at a later date in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Covington Twp.

There will be no public calling hours.

Arrangements are under the care and entrusted to the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., Old Forge.