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Richard Hastings Wright Jr.

WRIGHT, RICHARD HASTINGS, JR. Richard Hastings Wright Jr. died on May 14, at the age of 90, in the arms of Nanette, his loving wife of 69 years. Richard attended Miami U of Ohio and Columbia University, served in Europe during WW2 in the 8th AAF as a B-17 pilot, was shot down over France, heroically saved the lives of his crew and airplane, and was twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was a highly-respected practitioner in the rotogravure printing business, moved from New England to Santa Fe in 1969 and built a new career building and restoring adobe houses. Richard was an avid scholar of history, a lover of jazz and classical music, and a fierce believer in justice, equality, and democratic principles. His most-recent passionate stand was as an outspoken advocate for gun control. Richard is survived by his wife Nanette, whom he cherished without bounds; his four adoring children Karen, James, Melissa and Margaret, and their spouses; his brother Lewis Wright and wife Hallie; 8 nieces and nephews and their families, 10 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900
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