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“I am sorry for the loss of this great man. I worked in the greenhouse with tomatos lettuce and English cucumbers in 1979. Sorry I lost contact over...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Mark Rathmann - Conway, AR

“Dear Richardson family, my deepest sympathy and prayers are sent to you today. Many memories of Mr. Richardson will live on forever. I will always...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Kim Rassi - Brooklyn Heights, OH

“I will always remember Neil's kindness to his employees. ”
3 of 25 | Posted by: Linda Romans-Hnath - OH

“Dear Barb & Family:I'm so sorry I just found out about Neil Passing away today (Aug. 10). I feel bad about missing the memorial. Neil was a good...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Fran Makuh - Brooklyn Hts., OH

“Dear Barb and Family,I'm so sorry I did not find out about Neil until today (Aug 10). He was a good person and longtime neighbor, I'll always...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Fran Makuh - Brooklyn Hts., OH

“Dear Nancy and Family-Sorry for the loss of your father. ”
6 of 25 | Posted by: Catherine Campbell - OH

“Neil is huge legend in Old Brooklyn. Great, great, man. My thoughts and prayers to the extended Richardson Family. ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Bruce Page - Old Brooklyn

“What a great picture. I did not have the pleasure to meet such a local icon. Thoughts & prayers to you all. I'm sure all the locals (family included)...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Michael Ring - Old Brooklyn, OH

“I am very sorry to hear about your loss.. When I hear Mr. Richardson's name, many happy memories come to mind. He not only allowed me to have my...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Debbie Lynn ( Shiray) - Macedonia, OH

“Neil was a great person that I always looked up to. He was compassionate and He and Barb gave of themselves tirelessly to the Community. It was an...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Michael Boost - Cleveland, OH

“Dear Richardson Family,As a child growing up in the tri-vergent community known as the "Cuyahoga Heights School District"....during the 60's & 70's.....Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Mark Chase - Cuyahoga Heights, OH

“Deepest sympathy from the Braman family. ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Mike Braman - Tampa, FL

“Mr. Richardson was my mentor when I was so young and first came to the greenhouse to help grow flats of seedlings. His gentle way of nurturing young...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Suzi Wallace - Cedar Point, NC

Beverly (Wallace) Anderson “Neil Richardson was my favorite boss! He was a very dear man and gentle soul. I have so many fond memories of working at Richardsons' Farm Market &...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Beverly (Wallace) Anderson - WA

“My deepest sympathies. Neil was my very first boss at Richardson's so many years ago. God bless you all. ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: KATHY Webster (Gerhart) - OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. Brooklyn Heights has lost another great icon of its history. My prayers are with all the Richardson family. Love, Diane ...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“I was saddened to heaar about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: Stephanie Odom - OH

“I am sorry for your loss. ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Janet Hendricks - Tallahassee, FL

“I'm so sorry we are unable to attend Uncle Neal's memorial service. Thinking about you and wishing we could be there. May your memories give you...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Susan Yurcisin - HILLSBOROUGH, NJ

“I can remember Neil from coming up to the market as a young boy to buy a stick of candy or grab some veggies for dinner at my grandparent's. Over the...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Tom Kehoe, Jr - Brecksville, OH

“So sorry to hear of Neils passing Barb He was great person and such a big help in Old Brooklyn, Bob and Eleanor Williams ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Bob and Eleanor Williams - OH

“So sad to hear of his passing--he was my dad's NH roommate. Hold on to the good memories. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: doris, cindy, and cris - parma, OH

“Dear Matt:We were so sorry to hear of your grandfather's passing. May the wonderful memories you share help you through this most difficult time. ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Your Friends in Westfield's Agribusiness Department - OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Karen and Mark Schrade ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Schrade Mark - Charleston, SC

“Barb and Family, I am very sorry for your loss. Neil was always a gentleman and I am happy that I had the chance to be friends with him. He was a...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Bob Solich - Fairview Park, OH


Neil H Richardson, age 84 of Brooklyn Heights; U.S.Marine Corps Veteran; beloved husband for 58 years of Barbara (nee Bailey); loving father of William (Dora), Patti Boyert (Michael), and Nancy Wygonski (Chris); dear grandfather of Jennifer, Ben (Stefanie), Lee, Neil, Rebecca (D.J.), Matthew (Mallory), Jared, Jacob, Anna, Clayton, Jonathan, Brian, Stefan, and the late Sarah and Phillip; great-grandfather of Justice, Lillian and Lyla; brother of Dr. Benson Lee (Barbara) and the late Harvey; uncle and friend of many. Neil owned and operated, for many years, the Richardson's Farm Market and Greenhouse in Cleveland. He was also Chairman of the Board of Trustees and a Trustee of Ridgewood United Methodist Church. Neil passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Memorials may be forwarded to Brookside Hunger Center, 3784 Pearl Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109 and/or Kiwanis of Brooklyn, C/O Scholarship Fund, 910 West Schaaf Road, Cleveland, OH 44109. Memorial Service at Ridgewood United Methodist Church, 6330 Ridge Road, Parma on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation by Busch Crematory. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 4334 PEARL ROAD, CLEVELAND FROM 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M. ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012. 216-741-7700