GEORGES MILLS – Richard "Dick" Dulude, 83, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at his home in Georges Mills on Lake Sunapee. He is predeceased by his son, Jeffrey. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Jean (MacDonald) Dulude; two sons, Jonathan and his wife, Lezli and Joel; and four grandkids, Alexandra, Richard, Brent and Amelia.
Born in Dunbarton on April 20, 1933, the son of Joseph and Anna (Lenz) Dulude, Dick graduated from Concord High School in 1950. He had a very successful 36-year career with Corning Inc. retiring as Vice Chairman in 1993. One of his many roles at Corning was the development of fiber optics into a business which is now one of Corning's most successful businesses. He served on the boards of several companies including Dow Corning, Grumman, Raychem, Welch Allyn and Ambac. One of the positions Dick held at Corning was the head of European operations based in France where he and Jean enjoyed five years living in Paris.
Dick, a mechanical engineering graduate of Syracuse University and the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T., was very active in higher education and served as trustee of Syracuse University, Clarkson University, Colby-Sawyer College and the American School of Paris. Syracuse University awarded him the Chancellors Medal of Outstanding Achievement as well as the Orange Circle Award. Dick and Jean also have a scholarship at Syracuse which has helped hundreds of students complete their education.
With his wife, Jean, they enjoyed traveling all over the world and quite often included their children and grandchildren. Dick loved the mountains, lakes and the preservation of these resources. Their property in New Hampshire is in a land trust designed to protect natural areas from development.
He was in R.O.T.C. at Syracuse University and then served in the U.S. Army in the Adjutant General Corps. Dick was an avid skier and spent many winter months in Vail, Colo. skiing with friends and family.
Friends may call on the family on Friday, May 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Chadwick Funeral Home, 235 Main St., New London.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Jeff Dulude Melanoma Foundation, 6133 North 28th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85016 or to the
Chadwick Funeral Service
235 Main Street P.O. Box 68
New London, NH 03257
Published in The Concord Monitor on Jan. 8, 2017