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Loomis, Richard Morton
68, of Manchester, MA died October 10th after a valiant battle against cancer. He was born September 18th, 1945 in Hudson, OH to Jane and Richard Loomis then moved to La Jolla, CA. Rich graduated as an Eagle Scout, First Prefect and Valedictorian from Harvard School, then spent a year abroad with the English-Speaking Union at Kings College in England. In 1968 Rich graduated Cum Laude from Yale where he was a member of the swim team, Beta Theta Pi and the Yale Daily News. After serving in the Vietnam War on the USS Ogden, Rich entered Yale University's Law School where he graduated in 1974. Rich practiced with Hinckley Allen Salisbury and Parsons in RI then spent 20 years with Bechtel Corporation in Washington and San Francisco. In 2004 Rich retired as General Counsel for Massachusetts-based international development firm, InterGen. Rich is survived by wife Elizabeth McKinley Loomis of Manchester, MA; daughter Molly Loomis Tyson of Victor, ID; siblings Mary Dorn and David Loomis and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. His steadfast friendship and love for friends and family, sharp mind, spirit of inquiry and quick wit will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Rich's name to Lahey Hospital's Sophia Gordon Cancer Center 41 Mall Road, Burlington MA 01805 or Online condolences at

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Published in Boston Globe from Oct. 18 to Oct. 20, 2013.
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October 28, 2013

To the family: Saying good-bye must be the hardest thing in the world for you, and words seem like such little things compared to what all of you are going through. With deepest sympathy.
October 20, 2013
Dear Uncle Rich... talks with you were too few and far between,  in California,  Vermont, Australia and Massachusetts.  Around the table for one of Aunt Liz's wonderful dinners you'd lead good discussions with ideas, information and end up with a crinkly-nose laugh.  You will be missed by us all.  Love, Jan, Meg and her family and Jo and hers.
The Horton Family
October 20, 2013
A great boss, a caring colleague and a true gentleman! I was very saddened to hear of Rich's death. He was always so supportive of me, in his own quiet way of course! My thoughts and prayers are with Liz, Molly and family at this time. I am sorry I won't be there to pay my respects.
Margaret Humphreys, Kildare, Ireland
Margaret Humphreys
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