Richard A. Whitfield III ’64

Richard A. Whitfield III ’64, of Attleboro, Mass., died unexpectedly on Aug. 19, 2007, in the Central Maine Medical Center in Bridgton, Maine. He was the devoted husband of 43 years of Elizabeth (Howard) Whitfield. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late Richard A. Whitfield, Jr. ’33 and Janet E. Whitfield. He was a lifelong resident of Attleboro and a graduate of Attleboro High School, with the Class of 1960. He graduated from Davidson, and then served as a first lieutenant with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He served on the board of directors of the YMCA and the former Attleboro-Pawtucket Savings Bank, and was a director and past president of the Community Health Agency, all in Attleboro. He was president of W.E. Richards Company of Attleboro until the company closed and he retired in 2002. He was an active fundraiser for the United Way of Attleboro and a former member of the board of directors of the Jewelers Board of Trade. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth H. Whitfield, 15 Woodland Ln., Attleboro, MA 02703-6412; one son, William D. Whitfield ’89 (Laura); a daughter, Deborah W. Wiese III (Peter); a sister, Barbara W. Genge; and five grandchildren, Matthew, Brian, and Sarah Whitfield, and Hannah and Mason Wiese.