By Kimberly K. Fu
Mark Richardson touched lives.
As a Vacaville educator, musician, family man and friend, his impact was huge, loved ones said, and his reach, long.
The beloved Browns Valley Elementary teacher, who retired in 2017 after more than 30 years of service and who headed the local band Strut-A-Various, died suddenly in December. He was 69.
By all accounts, Richardson was a kindhearted, generous man who was sincerely interested in everyone he met — which means no one remained a stranger for long.