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“I had the privelege of knowing & working with Scott @ SunTrust over the past 5 years. Scott always had a calmness and such a contagious, positive...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: Sherry Bramley & Family - FL

“I was Scott's first Grand Haven Water Polo coach and absolutely loved having him on my team. You could always depend on him to give 110%. I trust...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Paul and Diana Hugo - Spring Lake, MI

“We are truly sorry to hear about the recent loss of Scott. He was a great person to work with and a good friend. He will be missed and remain in...Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: Nicholas and Jennifer Ayotte - FL

“Laura, Bill, Marc and families, so very sorry to read about the death of Scott. The beautifully written obituary was a nice tribute to his...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: Tom and Gail Ringelberg - MI

“Bill, Marc, Marta and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Scott's passing. we only had the pleasure of meeting him and Marta once but I still remember...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Diane and Rick Smith - Muskegon, MI

“There are no words to express our loss of our best friend. Scott, Marta, and the girls are our family. Scott was a best firend, brother, game...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: Allison & Jason McCarraher - FL

“I will remember many fond memories of Scott from our MSU groups time in Mexico. I cannot recall a time when he didn't have a smile on his face or a...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: Sarah Cooper - Grand Rapids, MI

“What can you say when such great person goes to Heaven too soon? We wish we had the power to take some of the pain away from his family. Scott was...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: Aaron and Alba VanderBand - AZ

“This was truely a match made in Heaven. He will be missed. All of the Spartan family will miss him. All of his Mexico friends will miss him. Our...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: Nicole Banner - ottumwa, IA

“My heart is with Scott's entire family at this time. Our banking relationship was hand and hand with a friendship that grew from working with, and...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Phil Guido - Fort Myers, FL

“we are so sorry for your loss. God bless you through this difficult time. Shelly and Rose Patinella ”
11 of 33 | Posted by: shelly patinella - cape coral, FL

“Marta, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your girls and to Scott's family in this difficult time. God...Read More »
12 of 33 | Posted by: Debbie Masarik - St Johns, MI

“Nos sentimos incapazes de encontrar palavras de consolo para sua dor, mas desejamos expressar nosso profundo pesar pela morte do querido. Estamos...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Lyse Dube Salvador, Bahia, Brasil

“A paz esteja com voçê! ”
14 of 33 | Posted by: iva rocha - BAURU

“Scott, vc sempre será o nosso "sky bo champion of The world". As palavras simplesmente nao vem....nosso companheiro!!! ”
15 of 33 | Posted by: Márcia Carlos nana e Loli

“Neste momento difícil estamos muito tristes.Torcemos por Marta, Sophie e Maya.Nossos sentimentos aos familiares de Scott ”
16 of 33 | Posted by: Maria Stella Castilla e Carlos Castilla

“So sorry for your tremendous loss to you and your family. Scott will be remembered for all of the joy, humor,and the value he brought to his everyday...Read More »
17 of 33 | Posted by: Carol Noah-Banach - Bradenton, FL

“We had a business relationship through Suntrust Bank and became good friends. We are shocked by his death. Our prayers go out to Scott's Family. May...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: Murrawat and Mohammed Sayed - FL

“I am so sorry. May god bless you with wonderful memories of Scott. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 33 | Posted by: Debra Cole - Oviedo, FL

“I am so sorry to hear of Scott's sudden death. I only know Scott through his father and the stories we share at Book Club about our families....Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: Jane Renwick - Grand Rapids, MI

“It is with deep sadness that I send my condolensces. I had the opportunity to work with Scott for several years on my team at SunTrust. He had such...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Susan Brown - Sarasota, FL

“Marta, My thoughts are with you and the girls. Scott was a ROCKSTAR, and the Lord has an amazing servant walking with him! Please call, text, or...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: Jason Isenga - Jenison, MI

“I can't think of Scott without remembering his ready smile and overwhelming friendliness, and it's literally impossible for me to imagine he's gone....Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Caleb Keen - Boston, MA, MA

“It was a true pleasure to know Scott. He was a very kind man with a great personality. He was a terrific Dad! He supported Sophia with her speech...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Cindy Diggs - Cape Coral, FL

“So many memories...from birth to death. We will cherish and retell these stories throughout our life. Scott was very family orientated both growing...Read More »
25 of 33 | Posted by: Carla & Les Brand - Grand Haven, MI

“Scott, I'm so glad I had the pleasure of working with you. My heart goes out to your beautiful wife and children. You are now with the Angels. ”
26 of 33 | Posted by: Tina Soucier - Port Charlotte, FL

“Lori, Guy, Sean and family, We are so sorry for your loss. God bless your entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, The...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Patti Ankli - Oviedo, FL - Friend

“As I'm writing this, I can hear Scott's voice and laugh. He was one of the kindest and gentlest men. I admired him as a father and husband. He was a...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: Theresa Mitchell - FL - Friend

“I knew Scott when he was a young boy and I worked with his mom, Lori, at Zeeland Community Hospital in Zeeland, Michigan. Lori always spoke highly of...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: Deb Guy - Zeeland, MI

“Our family became friends with the Mendes/Richardson Family through my son and Sean's friendship. What a wonderful family they are. They open up...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: Ann Davis

“I have more memories of Scott than I could possibly recount for you. But a favorite memory of mine is a card game late one night with Scott and Marta...Read More »
31 of 33 | Posted by: Crystal (Brand) Stillwell - MI

“My heart is broken to learn of Scott's passing. May the memories of his love & laughter bring some comfort to your family. I am so, so sorry for...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: Michele Ritter-Ellwood - FL

“I met Scott when we started working together at American Express in Okemos back in 2000. Scott was friendly, had a great sense of humor, and was...Read More »
33 of 33 | Posted by: Joe Wuorinen - Englewood, CO

Scott William Richardson, 35, passed away on January 21, 2013. He was born on May 7, 1977 in San Diego, CA to William Richardson and Lauren Daane Mendes.
Scott grew up in Grand Haven, Michigan and graduated from Grand Haven High School. He was on the swim team and played water polo. After high school he attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI and graduated with a degree in finance. He loved water polo and was on the team during his college years. He was a Spartan fan as green as they come, attending innumerable games and decorating an entire room in his home with memoriabilia of his alma mater.

Scott began his career in banking at Old Kent Bank in downtown Holland, MI. For the past 6 years he worked for Sun Trust Bank in Fort Myers, FL as Vice President in Commercial Lending. He loved his career by combining an outgoing social personality with a brilliant mind to help others and support his family.

Scott married the love of his life and his best friend, Marta Costa Machado, from Salvador, Brazil. They had two beautiful daughters together, Maya (7), and Sophia (6). Forever changed since their birth, Scott was an amazing father and ultimate family man dedicating every day to his wife and children. He protected, supported and cared for them infusing his generous soul and sense of humor into them and always bringing a smile to their faces.

Scott was loved by all who knew him. He enriched every gathering with laughter and love always making new friends and connecting with old ones. Scott naturally bonded four generations of family together, bringing his exuberance to all family occasions. He serves as a model of life often advising and inspiring those he touched to succeed.

Scott was preceded in death by his grandfather, Harold Daane.

Scott is survived by his wife, Marta Machado Richardson of Cape Coral, FL; daughters, Maya and Sophia; mother and step-father, Lauren B. and Guy Mendes of Oviedo, FL; father, William F. Richardson of Grand Haven, MI; brothers, Marc Richardson of Grand Haven, MI, Sean Mendes of Oviedo, FL, and step-brothers, Adam Mendes of Holland, MI and Tim Mendes of Michigan, step-sisters, Melissa Harrison of Masapequa, NY and Monica Jewell of Fountain, CO; grandparents Johanne and Carl Richardson of Las Vegas, NV; grandmother Helen Daane of Spring Lake, MI; grandpa Albert Mendes of North Ft. Myers; the spouses and familes of aunt Carla Brand, uncles Thomas and Steve Richardson, cousins Crystal Stillwell, Eric Brand, Jennifer Shafer and Kevin Harrell of West Michigan; father and mother- in-law Max Machado and Helena Costa of Salvador, Brazil, the spouses and families of sisters-in-law Marcia Betting of Bauru, Brazil, Sylvia Machado and Sheyla Goncalves of Salvador, Brazil, best friends Allison and Jason McCarraher of Cape Coral, FL, and great friends in both Michigan and Florida.

The memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 2nd in Cape Coral, FL at the Cape Coral Yacht Club in the outdoor pavillion. The address is 5819 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33904. Another celebration of his life and family will take place in Grand Haven, MI at a later date when the sky is clear and the beach is warm.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations be made to the children's education fund. Please contact family for details. Condolences can be left here or with family. Please view and sign the family guestbook at