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Harold Meldrum Rich

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Harold Meldrum Rich Obituary
Harold Meldrum Rich

Naples, FL

Harold Meldrum Rich, 74, died December 25, 2018 in Naples, Florida after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's. He is survived by his former wife and loving companion Mildred Boyd French (Mollie). Also left to mourn his passing are

Mildred D. French and Beverley P. French of Naples, FL, Francee and John Schuma of Richmond, VA and his dearest friends Nabil Azzam, A.J. (Skip) Benza, Scott Briggs, Gerry Cane, Donald Darby, Tom Grogan, Greg Landis, Al and Jane McAuley, Errol Skinner, Maureen Sullivan, and Donald and Teresa Swift.

Beloved for his adventurous and warm personality, Hal was born October 1, 1944 in Brooklyn, NY to Agnes and

Harold Rich. He attended La Salle Military Academy. The family enjoyed summer holidays at their second home on Shelter Island, Long Island. Hal's friends loved to come and visit and he took delight in all the summer fun. Hal later graduated from Villanova University where he majored in Electrical Engineering.

After graduation, Hal was employed by Westinghouse Electric and later, Emerson Electric. During these years, he spent much time on Shelter Island and reveled in boating with bold trips to many places such as Martha's Vineyard, Block Island and Cape Cod.

Hal was an avid reader and golfer, playing often with his special foursome. He was co-owner of a Sulky Trotter and relished harness races all over New York. Throughout his wonderful and sporting life, Hal never missed a chance to watch his Villanova Wildcats play basketball or spend a day boating with friends.

A gathering of friends will take place at the Cove Inn

Chickee on January 17, 2019 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to .
Published in Naples Daily News from Jan. 3 to Jan. 13, 2019
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