Richard Ivers
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Richard Ivers of Arlington died on September 30 after a long illness. He was 59. Richard grew up in Arlington where he attended the Bishop Elementary School and later graduated from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass, Amherst. He owned and operated Richard Ivers Landscaping in Arlington for over three decades. A skilled artisan in both horticulture and stonework, he helped many Arlington residents to transform their yards into special outdoor environments. He was the devoted son of Louise Ruma Ivers (predeceased) and brother to Elisabeth Ivers (of New York, NY). Richard was a steadfast friend to many including Dave, MJ, Michael, Michael and Harry. He was also a long-time model airplane enthusiast and a proud member of The Academy of Model Aeronautics and The Stealth Squadron of the Flying Aces. This hobby, which brought him great joy, was one he shared with his father, also named Richard (of Newton). His close immediate family was completed with his stepsister Andrea Walker (of Seattle, WA) and stepmother, Florence Walker (of Newton). A memorial will be held at a later date. For information about it, please contact: lisivers@gmail.com.

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Published in The Arlington Advocate from Oct. 14 to Oct. 29, 2020.
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October 19, 2020
I am saddened to learn of Richard's death. I lived as a boy three houses from Richard and his family and I have many fond memories of my time with Richard. Building snow forts in the winter, bike jumps coming down his steep driveway, and lots of games and fun with Richard and other neighbor kids. While I never got to know him as an adult, I will mourn his passing and I extend my condolences to his family.
Paul Douhan
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