Frank C. Richardson, PhD

April 22, 1928 ~ July 28, 2019 (age 91)


Dr. Frank C. Richardson, PhD., age 91, of the Arbors at St. Barnabas, Gibsonia, PA, formally of Flint, Michigan, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 in UPMC Passavant Hospital, McCandless Twp, Pittsburgh, PA.

Born April 22, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan; he was the son of the late Herbert A. and Mary Finnell Richardson.

He was a Fulbright fellow (1950-1951; 1954-1955) with multiple degress from the University of Michigan with included a Bachelor of Science in French (1950), Master of the Arts in Romance Languages (1953) and his Doctorate of Philosophy in Comparative Literature (1960).  His greatest achievement was the Dean of Languages at the University of Michigan, where he was an intragal part in the formation of their satellite campus in Flint, Michigan and its honors programs.  An educator in French, German and comparative literature, he authored the book entitled Kleist in France, which continues to be utilized in Universities.

He is survived by his nephew H. Kyle (Mary Kay) Richardson of Prospect; niece Joyce Ann Richardson of The Grove At Evergreen; and great nieces and great nephews and their families.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Herbert M. Richardson.

Cremation services were provided by the Edward L. Raisley Funeral Home, 387 Main Street, Prospect, PA.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Frank C. Richardson, PhD, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Frank C. Richardson, PhD
© 2020 Raisley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PC. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS