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PLYMOUTH Ė Glenn Richardson, 82, passed away Dec. 27, 2008 at the Maine Veteranís Home in Bangor. He was born April 2, 1926 in Plymouth a son of Stanley and Lillace (White) Richardson. Glenn graduated from Newport High School, Class of 1943, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy 17 days later during World War II, completing his military career in 1946. Glenn Richardson He married the former Elinor Virgie Nov. 28, 1948. Glenn started substitute teaching in 1964 at Dixmont. He received a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Northern Conservatory of Music in Bangor in 1966.

He taught and served as principal of the Plymouth school until June of 1968 when the school closed and SAD #48 was established. In the fall of 1968 he taught music in the Newport, Hartland and St. Albans schools, as well as the Newport and Corinna Jr. High Schools.

Glenn will be remembered as the piano player with Johnny Jewett and the Nighthawks, playing throughout the area on Saturday nights. He served as Selectman for the Town of Plymouth from 1955 to 1972.

His wife Elinor passed away in 1975. Glenn continued teaching music in SAD 48 until 1991, but continued teaching piano from his home until 2005. He enjoyed gardening and working around his home.

He is survived by 2 sons, Gary and wife Deborah of Dexter and Thomas of Plymouth; a daughter Beth and husband Gary Smith of Winthrop; a brother Wade and wife Gerri Richardson of Plymouth; and a sister, Colleen Coates of Kezar Falls; 5 grandchildren, Karen Smith, Diane Morse, Nathan, Ashley and Matthew Richardson; 2 great grandchildren, Gunner Richardson and Claire Morse; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 PM Tuesday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services will be held 11 AM Wednesday, December 31st, with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. Spring burial will be in Sawyer Cemetery, Plymouth.

Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Alzheimerís Association, 170 U. S. Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105. The family would especially like to thank the staff at Maine Veteranís Home for their fine and compassionate care.

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