Dr. John E. Richmond

October 6, 2012       

ADAMS, N.Y.  ó  Dr. John E. Richmond, 94, formerly of Adams, died Friday morning, Oct. 5, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law Sara and John Treadwell, Henderson Harbor, where he had been under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County. 

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Adams Village Baptist Church. Burial with military honors will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery, Adams.

Born June 3, 1918, in Adams, a son of Dr. Harry L. and Mary Stanley Richmond, he graduated from Adams High School. He attended Syracuse University for undergraduate work and in 1942 graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He served during Worlds War II in the U.S. Army Dental Corps from 1943 to 1946 and was stationed in the Philippines.

He married Janet Piddock on July 4, 1942, at the Adams Village Baptist Church with Rev. George Brow officiating. The couple lived in Adams and Talcott Falls all their married life. Mrs. Richmond died Aug. 18, 2003.

Dr. Richmond practiced dentistry in Adams with his father for eleven years following his discharge from the army. After his fatherís death, he continued practicing in Adams until 1974 whereupon he moved to Talcott Falls and practiced until his retirement in 1986. He moved to Henderson in 2008 to live with his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and David Moran.

Dr. Richmond was a charter member of the Adams Lions Club. He served on the Board of Education during the consolidation of Adams, Adams Center and Mannsville schools which eventually became South Jefferson Central School. For many years he was the supervising dentist of the S.J.C.S. dental program. He was a long time member and past president of the Jefferson-Lewis County Dental Association and the 5th District Dental Society. He felt strongly that everyone should receive dental care and provided such to many Northern New York families who might not otherwise have received it. He was a lifelong member of the Adams Village Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, William J. Richmond, Tampa, Fla.; four daughters, Judith A. Overton, Watertown, Mary E. and husband, Neil Fisher, Vienna, Va., Sara J. and husband, John Treadwell, Henderson Harbor, Kathleen J. and husband, Darryl Greene, Adams; a son-in-law, David Moran, Henderson; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and two step grandchildren.

Besides his wife, he was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara Moran, who died Feb. 6, 2012.

He treasured his family and friends. 

He was an avid fisherman and loved the NY Yankees and Syracuse University football and basketball. 

He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren fishing and boating on Lake Ontario.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Barb Richmond Moran Scholarship Fund at South Jefferson Central School, PO Box 10, Adams, NY 13605, or to the Barb Richmond Moran Scholarship Fund at the Brownville/Glen Park Elementary School, PO Box 10, Main St., Brownville, NY, 13615.

Arrangements are with Piddock Funeral Home in Adams
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Information provided by Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, and Newzjunky.com, Watertown.