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TACAMO Fallen Veteran - Update: Sandra Richardson TACAMO PMA & Contractor

February 15, 1942 - February 11, 2021

Obituary for Sandra Blaine Richardson Sandra Blaine Richardson (Sandy), of La Plata, MD passed away on February 11, 2022 at the age of 79, at home surrounded by her children. Sandy was born on February 15, 1942 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont to Dudley Alberton and Jeannie Mae Blaine. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of almost 50 years (John L. Richardson, Jr.), her parents and her only sister (Martha Carlson). She began her early years on her parent's dairy farm in West Barnet, Vermont and showed their cows at various fairs. She was a lifeguard and taught swimming lessons at Harvey's Lake in West Barnet, Vermont. She attended Peacham Academy where she was heavily involved in the marching band and basketball and graduated Valedictorian in 1960. She then went to Becker Junior College where she studied Business.

She met the love of her life, John, and married on February 8, 1970. The family resided in Georgia and South Carolina before relocating to Maryland to settle. She worked for Department of Defense Naval Air Systems Command as a contract specialist for 29+ years before retiring from federal service. She then went to work for SABRE Systems providing administrative support to the TACAMO project where she continued enhancing her professional friendships before she fully retired. Sandy loved to bowl, spending countless years as a youth bowling coach and traveling for many bowling tournaments across the United States with great friends. She also coached various sports with the Boys and Girls Club in the communities where she lived. She cherished moments cheering on her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren at their many activities and sports. She treasured the many adventures with lifelong friends, Lonnie and Tina Dunbar, greatly. She was a diehard Washington Capitals fan. She was a great role model of unconditional love and support. She was humble and kind with a strong will and her generosity was unmatched. She always put the needs of others before herself and was always willing to lend a helping hand. She is survived by her four children: Butch, Kim, Janette and Cathy; five grandchildren (Kristen, Holly, Christopher, Morgan and Erik); four great grandchildren (Allen, Ryelynn, Damian and Irie); her beloved cousins Cindy (Bill Simpson) and Jean (Bill Rieken); and many other extended family and friends (too many to list). Visitation

Friday, March 11 from 3-5 p.m. with the service from 5-6 p.m. at Raymond Funeral Service, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. After the service, 6:30 p.m., guests are invited to attend a reception being held at the clubhouse in Hawthorne Greene (next to 236 Williamsburg Circle, La Plata, MD). Private burial will be at Cheltenham Veteran's Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.

Those who wish to expressions of sympathy, you can send them to 236 Williamsburg Circle, LaPata, MD 20646. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Sandra Richardson to Wreaths Across America (Cheltenham) at or the American Cancer Society at

TCVA extends its sympathy and prayer for peace to Sandra's family and friends during this time of the passing. 


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