Joseph Richardson, Jr.

May 21, 2024 - May 13, 2013

Age 84, of Hampton Twp., on May 13, 2013. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years and Perry High School sweetheart, Sally (Straessley); and son, Christopher Joseph;survived by a sister Mary Louise Brock and is survived by a son, Dean F. Richardson; daughter, Amy R. Howcroft (Walter R.); daughter- in-law, Paula Richardson; and five grandchildren, Amanda, Andy, and Ben Howcroft, and Becca and Erin Richardson. Joe enjoyed a 36 year career with PNC Financial Services Group and its predecessor banks, last serving as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for eight years before retiring in 1991. Prior to becoming PNC’s lead lawyer, he served in a similar capacity for PNC predecessor Pittsburgh National Bank. Joe began his banking career as a trust officer in 1955 with Peoples First National Bank and Trust Company, which later became Pittsburgh National Bank. He is remembered fondly by former colleagues at PNC as a “true gentleman and wonderful lawyer with good judgment who taught us how to approach the law in a caring and ethical manner”. With his penchant for kindness, respect, and humility, Joe inspired many and served as a mentor to colleagues during his long tenure at PNC and throughout Pittsburgh’s legal community. He was a member of Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, the American Society of Corporate Secretaries, the Duquesne Club and Oakmont Country Club. Joe earned his Bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 1948 and law degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1952. Although his career helped define him, Joe was a true family man who enjoyed wood duck carving, skiing, travel, fishing, and golf. Friends will be received on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Concordia Lutheran Ministries, 134 Marwood Rd., Cabot, PA 16023,

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  • Pat Yoder

    Joe was wonderful…a true gentleman and a great colleague. I remember working with him with fond memories…and I remember his laugh and his sense of humor.

    I will keep him in my prayers.


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