Richard Hastings Wright Jr.

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  • "One of the finest men I've had the honor to call a friend...."
    - John Bigelow
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    - William Keller
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    - Mary Keller
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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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