Ronald Richardson

Obituary of Ronald Richardson


Ronald Ira Richardson of Menands, NY died on Friday, September 22, 2017

Ron was born on July 20th, 1936 in the Bronx, New York to George and Anne Richardson. He graduated from the University of Bridgeport in 1958 with a degree in Business. He married Sheila in 1960.  After moving to Albany, He began working for RTA Corporation.  In 1965 the couple welcomed Craig into their home followed by Randi in 1967.  He eventually became the President of RTA and founded First Ideas, Corporation, which was a leader in the electronics industry.  He was an avid golfer, skier, and tennis player.  His love for animals led him to become actively involved with the Mohawk Humane Society and the ASPCA.


He is survived by his daughter Randi Barish and her husband Howard of Las Vegas, a son, Craig Richardson and wife Sharon of Morganville New Jersey, grandchildren, Brett, Ryan, Nicole and Kylie,

He also leaves a sister, Myrna Goldman and a brother, Leslie Richardson.  He was preceded in death by his wife Sheila, and his parents George and Anne Richardson. 



Services were held on Monday, October 2nd. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society.