Doreen Richardson

 

 

Age: 69

 

Summary: owner of the Peg Leg Bates Country Club in Kerhonkson, New York whose 40-acre property was the largest black-owned and operated resort in the country in the 1950's made famous by tap-dance legend Peg Leg Bates (the resort had 70 rental units and a nightclub at its height), who with her entertainer husband Lloyd Simmonds (d. 2005) bought the property from Bates in the 1980's and renamed it the Mountain Valley Resort.

 

 

Cause of Death: Crushed to death by falling debris while driving during Hurricane Sandy

 

Born: June 1, 1943

 

Died: October 29, 2012

 

Location: Kerhonkson, New York