HIGGINS Dr. RICHARD HIGGINS (Age 95) Passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family on February 21, 2013. He is survived by his wife, June; his children, Rick, Glenn, Sue Ann and Wendy; his stepdaughters, Suzanne Sylvestro and Sallie Dashiell; his grandchildren, Sarah and Lillie Richard, Julian Sylvestro and Carly Blatt; and his sons-in-law, Tony Sylvestro and Michael Monroney. Dick was born in 1918 in Pasadena, CA, he was the son of a marine biologist, who gave him a love and curiosity for nature. He lived an idyllic young life in Buford, NC and Woods Hole, MA with all that life on the water had to offer. Later, his family moved to Washington, DC. He went on to attend Michigan, Northwestern and Georgetown Universities. He graduated with a degree in dentistry. While serving in the Navy as a dentist during World War II
, he met his first wife, K. Emilie Scoboria, the mother of his four biological children. Dick had a dental practice for 43 years in Chevy Chase, Md. and was a member of the Washington Dental Society. A man of many interest, he actively enjoyed sailing, golfing, flying, singing barbershop, gardening, and painting. In his retirement, he lived again on the water in Weems, VA with June. He particularly enjoyed watercolor painting, gardening and the many friends he and his wife hosted in their home. Services will be held, 11 a.m., Monday, February 25 at Historic Christ Church, Weems, VA. The family will receive friends at the Rappahannock Art League Gallery, Kilmarnock, VA for a celebratory reception, immediately following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rappahannock Art League, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA or to Historic Christ Church, P.O. Box 24, Irvington, VA 22480.Memorial contributions may be made to the Rappahannock Art League, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA or to Historic Christ Church, P.O. Box 24, Irvington, VA 22480.