RICHARD FRANK SULC

SULC, Richard Frank Of Norwell, age 72, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2013 at Southwood Nursing Facility with family and friends by his side after a battle with brain cancer. Loving husband of Susan I. (Morris) Sulc, Richard is survived by his three children, Gretchen Holewinski and her husband Timothy of Bethel Park, PA, Derek and his wife Jennifer (Woodworth) of Hanover, and Kathryn Stafford and her husband Sean of Nashua, NH. He is also survived by his sister, Janet O'Neil and her husband William, of Chagrin Falls, OH; his grandchildren, Emily and Evan Holewinski, Allen James (AJ), Zachary Richard, and Isabella Sulc, and Jaxson Stafford; his mother-in-law Lucy Morris of Scituate; and many nieces and nephews. Born in Chardon, Ohio to the late Frank and Rose Sulc, Richard graduated from Chardon High School in 1959. He graduated from Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve) in 1963 with a BA in Economics. He then attended the US Navy's Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI as a member of Foxtrot Company and was commissioned February 1964. He was on Active Reserves through 1970 and released from active duty in January 1973. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. Richard began his career as a management consultant with Coopers & Lybrand where he became a partner specializing in managing and marketing their health care consulting practice. He left in 1983 working briefly for an entrepreneur of a high-tech start-up company. From 1985 to 1994 he worked with Multibank Financial Corp. as Senior Vice President of the Information Technology and Banking Operations. Richard then served as Director of Administrative Services for the Norwell Public Schools from 1995 to 2006. During his tenure, he oversaw a major construction and renovation project of four buildings which included a new middle school that opened in the 2001-2002 school year. A resident of Norwell for the past 40 years, Richard supported the community in a variety of capacities. He served on the Norwell Advisory Board and most recently was on the Capital Budget Committee. He served on the boards of the Norwell Education Foundation, Norwell Visiting Nurses Association, South Shore YMCA, and the South Shore Natural Science Center. He was a member of First Parish Church in Norwell and the Scituate Harbor Yacht Club. Richard greatly enjoyed his time on the water in Scituate as well as watching his children and grandchildren participate in their activities. Richard will be remembered for his willingness to help family and friends with his time and energy, as well as offering practical advice that was delivered with a personal story.rvice of Remembrance will be held at First Parish Church in Norwell on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11 AM. A collation will follow the service. Visiting hours at McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 30 Central Street, NORWELL (Off Rt 123, near State Police Barracks), Friday, April 26 from 3 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Neuro-Oncology, Attn: Patrick Wen,450 Brookline Ave. SW 460, Boston, MA, 02115 or Norwell VNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061, nvna.org. For an online guestbook, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com McNamara-Sparrell Cohasset-Norwell 781-659-2200
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Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 24, 2013