Richard Bradley Hemingway

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Richard Bradley Hemingway, age 89, died peacefully in his sleep at home on Friday morning, the 19th of October 2012, of natural causes. Mr. Hemingway was born on the 11th of August 1923 in Syracuse, New York, the son of the late Stuart Clayton Hemingway and Madaline Cooney Hemingway.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Aileen Doolittle Hemingway; by his daughter, Mary Stuart Hemingway Crain and husband, John of Dallas, Texas, and their children Matthew and wife, Christina, Sarah Hambric and husband, Preston, and Margaret; by his son, Richard B. Hemingway, Jr., and wife, Patti, of Houston, Texas, and their children, Caroline Harrell and husband, John, Helen and Madeline; by his son, Andrew D. Hemingway and his wife, Camilla, of Barrington, Rhode Island, and their children, Andrew and William; and by his son, Thomas B. Hemingway and wife, Amy, of Houston, Texas, and their children, James and George. He is also survived by his granddaughters, Elizabeth and Laura Hemingway, his great grandchildren, Jackson Crain and Rose Hambric and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Hemingway is also survived by his sister, Jean S. Hemingway of Rumford, Rhode Island, and sister-in-law Mary Louise Hemingway of Hillsdale, New Jersey. He was predeceased by his brothers John C. Hemingway, Stuart C. Hemingway and Bradley T. Hemingway and his sisters, Ann H. Symington, Caroline H. Norton and Madeleine H. Ryan.
Mr. Hemingway graduated from The Hotchkiss School and Yale University (Class of 1945W). He was a pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II (1942 to 1946) and the Korean War (1952 to 1954) attaining the rank of Captain. He had a long and successful career as an independent oil and gas operator in Houston. He was a member of the Bayou Club and the former Tejas Club and for many years attended the Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist in Houston. Mr. Hemingway spent his summers at his residence on the coast of Maine.
The family wishes to thank Lorena Osario, Gloria Scruggs, Demetria Colvin and Yvonne Young for their loving care of Mr. Hemingway over the past months.
A memorial service is to be conducted at three o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 27th of October, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston, where Dr. William Heston, Executive Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, is to officiate. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the adjacent grand foyer.
Mr. Hemingway will be buried during a private service in Waldoboro, Maine, at a date to be determined.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in memory of Mr. Hemingway may be directed to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX, 77030; the National Museum of the Pacific War - Admiral Nimitz Foundation, 328 E. Main St., Fredericksburg, TX, 78624; or to the .


Published in Houston Chronicle from Oct. 21 to Oct. 24, 2012
Richard Bradley Hemingway
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