Richard F. Studley COLLEGE PLACE, Wash. Richard Franklin Studley, formerly of Easton, Mass., passed away Dec. 4, 2009, at his home in College Place, after a long illness resulting in a heart attack. He was 83. Dick was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Brockton, Mass. He was a resident of College Place since 2006. He was a member of the New Hope Christian Church in Washington State. He graduated from Oliver Ames High School in 1943 and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a tail gunner on a B-29 Fortress from 1943 to 1946. Dick also worked for Kansas Power and Light on the gas pipeline and worked for Brockton-Taunton Gas Co. He retired after 30 years as a service repairman. He had a great sense of humor and always had a story to tell. Dick stayed in touch with many family members and military buddies across the United States. Dick was a son of the late Harold E. and Flora B. (Nash) Studley of North Easton, Mass.; the beloved husband of Carlene (Winkle) Studley of College Place; father of Ruth A. (Studley) Quick of Hutchinson, Kan., June E. (Studley) and Wil Tolbert of Severn, Md., Richard F. Jr. and David A. Studley, both of Brockton, the late Mary E. Studley of South Easton, Mass., and Betty-Jo (Studley) Vieira of Brockton; stepfather of Terry Richardson of Portland, Ore., and Tom Richardson of Florida; brother of Barbara A. (Studley) Thomas and her husband Mel of West Bridgewater, Mass., the late Harold E., Robert D., both of Brockton, George F. of Easton, Russell B. Studley of Foxboro,and Hazel E. (Studley) Bonney of Oregon. Also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held today, Jan. 15, at the South Easton Cemetery on Washington Street, North Easton, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. The family would like donations in Dick's memory to the
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Published in Easton Journal from Jan. 13 to Jan. 20, 2010