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Richard Edmund Read


1942 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Richard Edmund Read Obituary
Read, Richard Edmund
73, of Fountain Hills, Arizona passed away on August 23rd, 2016. Dick was born on September 19, 1942 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Shirley and Richard Read. He is survived by his wife, Linda Vargo Read and daughters, Shelly and Tina and their husbands, Dave Seeger and Jim Sweet. Dick was adored by his grandchildren Bradley (wife Lin) Kyle and Jack Seeger, Jacque and Alexandra Shelton, Michael Sweet and his great-granddaughters Magnolia and Darby. His love and pride in his grandchildren was amazing and they will all remember Grandpa Dick and how much he adored them. Dick is also survived by his brother, Randy, sister-in-law Karen and nieces Nikki and Torri Read. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Byron. Dick graduated from Michigan State University in 1964 and worked in sales for Burroughs Corporation, Sperry Univac and Applied Digital Data Systems, before founding RTW, Inc., a technology company in 1978. He and his wife Linda retired in 2011, after running the highly successful company for 33 years. Following his family, Dick's greatest passions in life were his beloved Detroit Tigers and Arizona Diamondbacks. Dick will be remembered for his incredible love and intense loyalty for those closest to him. Services for family and friends will be held at Brophy Chapel Monday, August 29th at 4:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, Dick has asked that donations be made to Brophy College Preparatory for the Loyola Academy. 4701 N. Central Ave, Phx 85012.
Published in The Arizona Republic from Aug. 26 to Aug. 28, 2016
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