WILLIAMSBURG - Richard "Dick" Orr, age 83 of Williamsburg, passed away November 25, 2013. Dick graduated from Blair Academy and Princeton University, served in the U.S. Army, and later worked as an executive with Exxon's international operations. Dick and his wife, Setsuko, moved to Williamsburg in 1993 after retiring, where they shared a home in Kingsmill until her death in 2011, after nearly 40 years of marriage. Dick's passion was social and economic justice for people of color. His passion was evident by developing a mentoring program for those persons leaving custody of the criminal justice system, with Colonial Community Corrections staff in James City County. In addition, he was one of the founders of All Together, Inc., as well as a member of the NAACP, Southern Poverty Law Center, and other organizations. Dick is survived by his son, Michael Orr, and grandchildren. His funeral service will be on Saturday, November 14, 11 a.m., St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Road, with a reception following. All are welcome.
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Published in Daily Press on Dec. 10, 2013