Richard Wing
1930 - 2020
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Dr. Richard N. Wing, 90, passed away on May 7, 2020. He was a longtime resident of Palm Beach and formerly of Wyandotte, Michigan. He most valued his 62-year marriage to Esther, his family, his Catholic faith and education.
Richard, "Dick" was born in Rogers City Michigan in 1930. He was the youngest of five. In high school, he was an excellent athlete and class president. He proudly served four years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. When he returned, with the help of the GI Bill while supporting his widowed mother, he attended college. He graduated from the University of Detroit in 1956 with a degree in Industrial Psychology. Dick then began his career with the General Motors Company. He married a young and pretty 6th grade teacher, Esther DeGuisa in 1958.
In the early 1960's while supporting a young family, he had a change of heart and bravely returned to school to earn his teaching credentials. Dick completed his student teaching in inner city Detroit. He then was hired by the Wyandotte Public School System where he served as a teacher, principal, assistant and acting superintendent. He earned his Masters of Education and in 1976 he earned his Doctorate of Education from Wayne State University. After retiring to Florida, he enjoyed playing tennis, traveling and a second career teaching at Palm Beach Atlantic University, where he also ran their student teaching program for several years before retiring again. Dr. Wing was a well respected and caring educator.
Dick is survived by his loving wife Esther DeGuisa Wing and his three children: Angela Wing-Allen and son-in law, Cary Allen of Hobe Sound, FL, Harry C. Wing of Wilton Manors, FL and Joseph D. Wing of Los Angeles, CA. He was very proud of his grandchildren: Dr. Victoria Wing Allen of Palm City and Eckerd College graduate Maxwell Cary Allen of Jacksonville. Dr. Wing was a good and honorable man. He will be missed.

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from May 16 to May 17, 2020.
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May 23, 2020
I always admired Dick for his intelligence and sincere personality. I often seeked his advice at Palm Worth and respected his opinion. I considered Dick a friend who was definitely missed when he and Esther left our community.
Juanita Leary
May 21, 2020
Dick was a dear friend of mine, and of my husband, Len, as well as my parents, George and Millie Rivers.
He will be missed.
We send our love to his dear wife, and our friend, Esther ❤
Carol Likyholm
May 21, 2020
Dick was a wonderful gentleman! We have such good memories of him and Esther from their time at Palm Worth.
Don Madsen
May 19, 2020
Dick was such a pleasant presence here at Palm Worth, where he lived for many years. He always had a smile for everyone, and loved to be part of all the activities here. He and Esther were certainly missed when they moved to be closer to family. We will remember him with fondness.
May 18, 2020
Dick was well loved here at Palm Worth. We missed both he and Esther when they left. He has left quite a legacy. My deep sympathy to his family. Linda Brennan
Linda Brennan
May 18, 2020
Oh how we miss seeing Dick and Ester during our episodic visits to Palm Worth. We think of Dick every time we swim in the pool. Among our most favorite neighbors.
Karen Twaddell
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