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1945 - 2013
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 www.lahey.org/makeagift. Online condolences at
Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 20, 2013
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