Memorial Fund Established in Memory of Daniel E. Richardson

By on January 30, 2019
Daniel E. Richardson

Daniel E. Richardson

In January 2018 one of Greece’s great community champions passed away. Daniel E. Richardson, owner of Braddock Bay Tavern & Grill, had been a very active, long-standing business member and former leader of the Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Greece Rotary Club, the Boy Scouts, and the Greece Chamber Charitable Foundation Board of Directors, where he played a pivotal role in shaping and creating initiatives to support business training and mentorship experiences for young people.

In addition to his considerable involvement and support of the local community, Dan also supported international charitable causes, using – as just two examples – his pilot’s license and small plane to fly to Haiti and provide humanitarian aid and to transport donated organs to various hospitals for urgently needed recipient transplants.

Dan was one of those rare individuals who is not afraid to innovate, to try new things, and who coupled his business acumen and business success with generosity and a strong commitment to his community.

In his memory, and to create a legacy, the Daniel E. Richardson Memorial Fund was established under the umbrella of the Greece Chamber Charitable Foundation. Overseen by the Foundation Board of Directors and guided by a Fund Committee comprised of business and community volunteers including Dan’s widow, Carol Richardson. The Daniel E. Richardson Memorial Fund will support business training, education, and youth development in the Town of Greece and surrounding area.

To date over $4,000 in donations have been received from a number of generous community residents and leaders. The Greece Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank each of them for their kindness and philanthropic support.

To make a tax-deductible gift to the The Daniel E. Richardson Memorial Fund, please call The Daniel E. Richardson Memorial Fund, in care of the Greece Chamber Charitable Foundation, at 585.227.7272. Your gift in any amount will be greatly appreciated. Please help us honor Dan Richardson’s memory and continue his important charitable work.

Following are remembrances of Daniel E. Richardson from community members:

“Dan and I worked closely together when he was President of the Chamber and I was the Executive Director.  He was driven to do what was best for the community and for the Chamber members. He always accomplished what he set out to do and he will be sorely missed.” 

Ralph DeStephano, Owner, Buckman’s Enterprises

“Dan Richardson is a true son of the Town of Greece and a community and business leader of the first order.  Dan would throw himself personally and with all his resources into any community effort to promote our town and help those in need.  His efforts to Greece Rotary and all its great projects beneficial to the Town of Greece are legendary. They live on in his children Danny and Emily who continue to serve their and their Dad’s community with that same love and devotion.  Dan Richardson is a “Greece Original”.”  

Donald J. Riley, Greece Supervisor, 1972-1989

“Anyone who knew Dan Richardson immediately recognized that Dan had an on-going desire to help those with a need.  Year after year, Dan extended an invitation to the Kiwanis Club of Greece to use the ponds located at the Latta Road Nursing Home for their annual Fishing Derby for Youth with Special Needs.  He personally prepared the site for a fun fishing experience, a picnic lunch, a recognition ceremony, and then welcomed all the participants and their families in a very warm and friendly manner.” 

William E. Selke, Greece Planning Board

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