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Richard Alan Hess, formerly of Arlington, passed away on Feb. 26, 2015 in Tucson, AZ after a brief illness.
Richard was born on Sept. 22, 1962 in Bennington, son of Alan W. Hess of Arlington, VT and Nancy Cole O'Neil of Tucson, AZ. He attended Arlington schools, graduating from Arlington Memorial High School (AMHS).
In the Navy (1982-1986), he served aboard the nuclear carrier, Carl Vinson.
While in Vermont, he operated his own landscaping business and was married to Lana Rhodes for 25 years, raising her children, Dawn and Dennis as his own. After a short move to Washington State, they settled in Arizona where he got to pick oranges and lemons in his back yard. Eventually he and Lana parted.
He worked as a construction supervisor on large projects. He was dedicated to his job and took great pride in the results.
He met his current partner, Jennifer Constable, and they welcomed a son, Alan, in 2009.
Being an avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and in school he excelled at soccer and basketball. One of his greatest joys was taking his son and family fishing at Lake Patagonia.
He will be missed for his sense of humor, appreciation of a good joke and love of family and friends. He always welcomed everyone with a smile.
He is survived by: his partner, Jennifer Constable and six-year old son, Alan Richard Hess of Tucson, AZ; step-daughter, Dawn and step-son, Dennis Rhodes; mother, Nancy Cole O'Neil of Tucson, AZ and father, Alan Hess and his partner, Diane Willard of Arlington, VT; sisters, Christina Altieri, Michelle Reardon, Brenda Hess; nephews, nieces, great-nephews, a great-niece, aunts and uncles.
Per his request, there will be no calling hours. However, there will be memorial services in Arizona on March 7, 2015 and in Vermont later in the Spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the Arlington Rescue Squad.
Published in Bennington Banner from Mar. 4 to Mar. 6, 2015
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