Richard F. Wright

Jan 12, 2018
Richard Wright

Tenants Harbor — Richard F. Wright, 90, died Jan. 10, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was born Nov. 3, 1927, in Johnson City, N.Y., to Rexford Wright and Christine Reichert Wright. Dick grew up in Johnson City, N.Y., and attended local schools. He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War.

Dick worked as a mechanical engineer for IBM for 34 years until he retired in 1983. He resided in Owego, N.Y., for 25 years. He enjoyed art, fishing and water-skiing. He enjoyed spending summers on Cayuga Lake with his family, where many fond memories were made. In later years, he and his wife, Beatrice, spent their vacations in Maine. When he retired, they built their new home in Maine in 1988. He was a member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge 84 in St. George. He was also a member of the Port Clyde Baptist Church in Port Clyde, and was a trustee of the Ridge Church for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Beatrice Wright of Tenants Harbor; daughter Linda Opie of Apalachin, N.Y., and husband David; sons David Wright of Homer, N.Y., and wife Heather and Christopher Wright of Merrimack, N.H., and wife Therese; sister Patricia Longeberger of Endicott, N.Y.; grandchildren Sarah Wright of Albany, N.Y., Rebecca Burke of Eagle River, Alaska, and husband Austin, Alex Opie of Boseman, Mont., Eric Opie of Apalachin, N.Y., along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Port Clyde Baptist Church with Pastor Steven Maxwell officiating at a later date to be announced.

Condolences can be shared with the family at hallfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are with Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Thomaston.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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