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Obituary for Matthew Richardson

December 4, 1989 - November 30, 2019
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 29

Loving Husband, Son, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Friend


Matthew D. Richardson, 29 of Avon Lake, OH passed away in his home on Saturday, November 30, 2019. He was born to parents Keith and Deborah (nee Bezuidenhout) Richardson on December 4, 1989 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Matthew was a United States Naval Submariner veteran that worked for Allen Refrigeration. He enjoyed hiking and spending his free time outdoors; cheering on the Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey team; collecting vinyl records and visiting the Close Quarters Pub. Matthew enjoyed a good game of Mario Kart, drawing and had a comical sense of humor. He loved and cared about his friends and his dogs. But above all, he loved making his wife laugh.

He is survived by his beloved wife Kelsey (nee Schaefer) of 2 ½ years; loving parents Keith and Deborah Richardson; mother and father in-law Penny and Edwin Schaefer; dear siblings Malcolm (Cheryl) and Gregory (Jenny) Frazer; sister in-law Kailyn (Bret) Juth; grandmother in-law Judith Kuenzel; nieces and nephews Bennett, Kelly, Gareth, McKayla, Joshua and Bradley; He will be dearly missed by his sweet dogs whom he loved so much Dewbee, Petey and Winnie; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to Valor Home 221 W 21st Street, Lorain, OH 44052 or to National Suicide Prevention. If you are ever feeling sad, depressed or alone, please know that there is another way out of your suffering. Matthew would never want another person to suffer. Please get help. If not for you, for your loved ones. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or
Friends may call Friday, December 6, 2019 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm for a visitation with a 5:00pm service to follow at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012. 440.933.3202

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  • Valor Home
    221 W 21st Street
    Lorain, OH 44052

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Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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