He came to us from Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven, Conn. At Princeton he majored in biology, graduated with high honors, and belonged to Charter Club and the swimming team. He roomed with Jack Griswold and Dick Hayes.
In 1951 Dick and Frances (Nancy) Wanagel were married. After graduation he went to work for the family business, Harloc Products, manufacturers of locks for residential use. He became president and CEO. In 1989 the business was sold, after which he was involved in the sale of child-safety locks for firearms. Dick maintained homes in Milford, Conn., and Hilton Head Island, S.C.
He died Oct. 21, 2017. His former wife, Frances, predeceased him March 8, 2013, and their son Matthew died Oct. 3, 2016. Dick is survived by his wife, Elaine Daley Haury; and children Gretchen, David, Sally, Katherine, Amy, Lisa, and Christopher; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated at Saint Mary Church in Milford. Memorial donations to Theresa’s Battleship Foundation, Inc., 367 Beacon Hill Drive, Cheshire, CT 06410 would be most appreciated. The foundation is engaged in pediatric cancer research.