Lyme - Richard L. Younger Sr., 81, of Stillwater Farm, Blood St., Lyme, passed away on Saturday morning, Aug. 31, 2013, at his home.|
He was born on May 9, 1932, in Pappilon, Neb., the son of Frederick and Teresa (Kopf) Younger.
Dick was married on July 2, 1950, in Baltimore, Md., to the former of Helen Pfeifer.
He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars having served from 1950 to 1970 in the submarine service. After the service, Dick received his commercial pilot's license and had worked for over 12 years at Electric Boat in Groton within the quality assurance department.
Since 1983, Dick and Helen owned and operated Stillwater Farm in Lyme, where they stabled many horses over the years.
His memberships include life and past president of the Niantic Sportsman's Club, the Sub Vets World War II, Lyme-Old Lyme VFW Post 1467 (where he was Post Commander and All-State Post Commander), the Veterans Honor Guard of Westbrook, the Sub Vets, the Holland Club, and NCT Masonic Camping Group Chapter 6.
Besides Helen, Dick is survived by his daughters, Cathy Weaver and husband, Robert Weaver, of Lyme, Linda Walker and husband, Dan Walker, of Lyme; his son, Richard L. Younger Jr. and partner, Carol Greene, of Old Lyme. He will also be greatly missed by seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Niantic Sportsman's Club, 67 Plants Dam Road, East Lyme. His burial will be held privately at the Eight Mile River Cemetery (Lyme Cemetery).
In lieu of flowers, his family has requested that donations be directed to the Veterans Honor Guard, c/o Kenneth McCarthy, 6 George Drive, Old Saybrook, CT 06475.
Please visit www.byles.com for directions, to sign his guest book, or to share a memory.
Published in The Day on Sept. 4, 2013