Hazen, Richard J.
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May 3, 1938 - Mar. 6, 2013
Richard was born in New Jersey and raised in Lakeland, Florida. He was a resident of south Sarasota County since 1971. Served in the U.S. Navy from 1956-1958. Attended the University of Oklahoma briefly with disappointing results. Later attended and graduated from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. Graduated from the University of Florida Law School in December 1964. He is survived by his wife Janet, daughters Ciennne Dix and Lura Lentz (Daniel Lentz), granddaughters Abigail and Ellen. The mother of his children Libby Schmidt. He was predeceased by too many people and pets he loved. Richard was a poor golfer but, enjoyed playing with his friends who weren't much better. He reputedly said he was prouder of being named an Edward Telford Fellow in 1991 than any other honors & awards he said he received before or since. As per his wishes there will be no services. In lieu flowers donations are requested to the All Faiths Food Bank for anybody who wants to write a check. Ewing Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Herald Tribune from Mar. 10 to Mar. 11, 2013