The world has lost one of it’s rising stars.
There was a shining light when George Manning Richardson III was born on Feb. 24, 1983 in Woodland Calif. that lit up the lives of many. He grew up mostly in San Diego county attending grade school in Rancho Santa Fe. He spent three years at Eaglebrook Junior School in Deerfield, Mass. before returning to finish high school at San Dieguito High School Academy in Encinitas. He attended Mira Costa Community College in preparation for a year at the University of San Diego.
Intrigued and drawn to the martial arts, he began training at White Dragon Martial Arts in Encinitas, becoming an instructor as he progressed through the different levels where he obtained his black sash this past year in May 2013. Always hungry to learn and teach he transferred to University of California at San Diego where he received his BS in Mathematics, Cum Laude in June 2010. During this time he tutored at the Math Learning Center at Mira Costa College and had his own private tutoring business to help support himself as a student. This was in addition to being a teaching assistant at UCSD. He became interested in statistics and was admitted to the graduate program at SDSU where he received a MS in statistics in May 2012. He was on the road to obtain a PhD in computational statistics later this year at SDSU. He had taken a job with the online gaming company Zynga located in San Francisco in August 2013 where he was a systems analyst. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Sigma Theta honors groups.
His academic achievements were dwarfed by his persona of son, brother, friend and confidante to all those that knew him. The outpouring of accolades lauded his persistent positive outlook on life and a never-ending optimism for the next adventure.
He is survived by his grandmother, Imo Richardson of York; father, G. Lynn Richardson; sister, Etta Marie Sepp and two brothers Lucas James Richardson and Scott Robert Richardson.
Memorial contributions can be made to George Manning Richardson III Memorial benefiting White Dragon Martial Arts and SDSU scholarship funds at PO Box 9083, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.