John H. Smith

January  1st, 1990 January  1st, 2023
New York City
John H. Smith

The greatest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.
- Thornton Wilder


Oscar Richardson, a beloved husband, father, and dedicated community member, peacefully passed away on March 25, 2023 - at the age of 73.
Born on March 10, 1950, Oscar grew up with strong family values and a deep sense of community.

He excelled academically and athletically in high school, eventually earning a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.In 1975, Oscar married his love, Danielle, and they shared 48 years of a loving marriage, raising two children, Emily and Michael, and becoming adoring grandparents to Grace, Ethan, and Lily.
Professionally, Oscar had a distinguished career in finance, marked by his integrity and mentorship of young professionals. He also dedicated his time to various charitable causes, leaving a positive impact on his community.Oscar had a passion for the outdoors, often spending weekends camping, fishing, and hiking with his family, instilling a love for nature in his loved ones.

Oscar is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and siblings, Robert Jr. and Susan. A memorial service will be held on October 2, 2023, at St. Mary's Community Church at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Oscar Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund, supporting underprivileged youth's education in the community. Oscar's legacy lives on through the countless lives he touched, the values he upheld, and the love he shared. He will be deeply missed but forever cherished.


March 13th
Birth in San Jose
San Jose, California
July 11th
Graduate from University
University of California - Los Angeles
February 14th
Met with Danielle
Danielle and Oscar met in a school reunion organized by a common friend. Few years later, they will get married. 
June 9th
Danielle and Oscar got married in a beautiful yet intimate wedding.
New York City
October 18th
Birth of Emily
Birth of Emily, their first child.
December 12th
Becomes a Grandparent
Become Grandparent for the first time - welcome to the little Lilly!
August 10th
Passed away peacefully
San Jose, California


Memory wall

"To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die."
Please share your Photos and Memories about John.

November 27, 2023
In celebration of Joanne's remarkable life!
Her warmth, humor, and love for adventure made every moment together truly memorable.
She brought laughter and joy to all our lives.

While we'll miss her presence, let's remember the good times and continue to share the laughter and love she gave us.

Cheers to you, Joanne!
Valerie Frye

Family tree

John Richardson
Jacqueline Richardson
Bradley Clarkson
Emma Marie Clarkson
Paul Richardson
Margaret Clarkson
Joanne Richardson
Robert Richardson
Susan Jones
Michael Richardson
Full Name
Robert Richardson
Susan Jones
Joanne Richardson
Michael Richardson
Full Name
John Smith


What was John's favorite Quote or Saying?
"Live and let live"
"You're never too old to learn"
What was John's favorite Food or Dish?
Fish & Chips
What was John's favorite Drink?
A good glass of vintage Bordeaux wine
What was John's favorite Sports Team?
The New York Knicks - he would never want to miss a game!
What was John's favorite Movie?
The Godfather, Casino
Fun fact about John:
John met with Madonna in 1998


Please join us to pay a last tribute.

We invite you to join us in a solemn gathering as we come together to celebrate the life of our beloved John Smith.

Your presence would mean a great deal to us as we remember and honor the legacy of a remarkable friend, husband, father.
In this moment of remembrance, let us come together to share our fond memories, offer our support to one another, and bid farewell to a truly exceptional individual.
Please join us in commemorating John's life and the positive impact he had on all of us.
San Jose Funeral Home
1050 S. Bascom Ave
San Jose,
California 95128
June 26, 2023
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