Emily Louise (nee Meister) Richardson

  • Born: August 10, 1927
  • Died: September 9, 2020
  • Location: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008

Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother

Emily Louise (nee Meister) Richardson

August 10, 1927 - September 9, 2020

Emily M. Richardson of Swarthmore died peacefully on September 9, 2020 at the age of 93. Long interested in the arts, Emily had success as a self-taught photographer with two solo shows in Swarthmore. Her work was notable for scenes of the New England coast, Swarthmore College, and flowers, especially roses and Texas wildflowers. While living in Swarthmore, she enjoyed attending and volunteering at Swarthmore Friends Meeting for many years. Emily had a passion for swimming. She participated in two water shows with Franklin & Marshall College and taught swimming at The Flanders in Ocean City, NJ. Born Emily Louise Meister in Lancaster, PA, she was the daughter of Samuel Emil Meister Jr. and Mary Louise (nee Gerstley) Her great-grandfather, Emil Meister, co-founded St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Lancaster in 1875. After attending Lancaster schools, Emily graduated from Linden Hall Junior College in Lititz, PA.

Emily is survived by her four children, Albert of Swarthmore, Emily of Philadelphia, Anne Stevens (Andrew) of Gloucester, MA, and Lisa (Dáithí Sproule) of St. Paul, MN, two grandchildren, Julianna Stevens (Jono Tosch) and Carson Stevens (Esmeralda Gonzales), and one great-grandchild, Magda Tosch, all of Massachusetts. She was predeceased by her sister, Gertrude "Trudie" Stoler, and her son-in-law, Rick Fine.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Emily's name may be sent to Swarthmore Friends Meeting at 12 Whittier Place, Swarthmore PA 19081.

Services are Pending.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Thanks for everything, Mom. The visits, the caring, the fun. Your son, Al

Posted by Al Richardson - Swarthmore, PA - Son   September 06, 2021

I got to know Emily over the past 10 years or so in Swarthmore, PA. She was a lovely, intellectual, and artistic woman who was always interested in hearing what I had to say and getting to know me as a friend. I miss her sweet personality and curious, lively mind. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Carol Lisker Kennedy - Swarthmore, PA - Friend   April 21, 2021

Dear Emily,

Today it's warm and the daffodils are in their glory . . . so many varieties. I'm remembering how we once took walks to see them, and you photographed them so beautifully. In later years, I would visit you every year at this time to deliver a bouquet from our garden.

I miss talking with you. I wish I could bring you daffodils today.
Sending love -

Posted by Berenice Saxon - Swarthmore, PA - friend   March 26, 2021

Dear Family, We were very lucky to have spent time with your lovely mother.
Fond memories of her sweet and kind ways.She loved you all so much.
Jennifer and Owen Media. pa.

Posted by Jennifer Ziegler - Media, PA - Friend   September 30, 2020

Dear Al, Emily, Anne and Lisa,

Your mother was such a vibrant person, artistic, caring, observant. I am grateful for her friendship, and share in your sadness at the loss of such a wonderful lady.

I love the tribute you created for her. She would admire the pictures of the cosmos in the wind.

Posted by Berenice Saxon - Swarthmore, PA - Friend   September 22, 2020

This lovely woman was kind to everyone. I would see her at many Swarthmore Friends Meeting events, helping and smiling. This is a loss for us all. We are holding your family in the Light Emily. Your friends - Paul and Virginia

Posted by Virginia/Paul Williams - Swarthmore, PA - friend   September 20, 2020

Bere and I especially loved visiting with Emily, and bringing her flowers when the daffodils bloomed. She would sometimes come by and photograph the daffodils and the irises in bloom. She was remembered today at the Swarthmore Friends Meeting. Jim Saxon

Posted by Jim Saxon - Swarthmore, PA - Friend   September 20, 2020

Thank you, Mom, for the love, joy and laughter you shared with all who knew you.

Posted by Anne RIchardson Stevens - Gloucester, MA - Daughter   September 20, 2020

She was so much more than a good friend to me. Emily was smart and funny and kind and brave. I will try to be more like her

Posted by Frances Cylc - Swarthmore, PA - Friend   September 16, 2020

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