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Richard W. Thorington ’19

Published in May 11, 1994, issue

DICK THORINGION died Jan. 6, 1994, at Waverly Heights in Gladwyne, Penn., where he and his wife had resided for several years.

Dick served with the American Field Service in WWI with the French army. When the U.S. entered WWII, he was a captain in the judge advocate department of the U.S. army reserve. He earned a law degree from the Univ. of Pennsylvania, was a senior partner of a prestigious law firm, and was honorary counsel for the Republic of Korea.

Dick was active in civic affairs and a member of many projects, including the Civil Service Commission and American and Philadelphia Bar Assn.; a 73year member and past president of the Pennsylvania Society of the S.A.R.; and a 53year member and past captain of the S.A.R.'s color guard. He was also a retired vestryman of All Saints' Church in Wynnewood and the Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr.

Dick is survived by his wife of 67 years, Louise; two sons, James 11 and Dr. Richard Jr. '57; two daughters, Florence T. Williams and Helen Louise; nine grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren. The class extends its deep sympathy to the family.

The Class of 1919

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