Richard Arthur Wise
Richard Arthur Wise

Renton, WA — Richard Arthur Wise, a native of Greenfield Massachusetts, died on Friday, July 23rd 2021. Richard was the only son of Leon Wise and Josephine Zlobl.

After a tour in the Air Force, Richard returned to the Greenfield area and graduated with a B.A. from U. Mass Amherst. Richard went on to work as a geophysicist for the USGS, where he retired after 29 years of service.

His hobbies of traveling and nature photography took him to over 40 countries and 6 continents. His was an avid fly fisherman, and enjoyed many a meal caught on a home tied fly and homemade rod.

He is survived by his three children: Kristal Southcotte, Jennie Larson, and Rich Wise.

Richard will be interred alongside his parents at Green River Cemetery in Greenfield.

Published by The Recorder on Oct. 9, 2021.
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I was so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. I tried calling him but.his phone was disconnected so I knew something was wrong. He was a good friend. I am happy that I was able to spend time with him while in was in Vero Beach. May he rest in peace. Kathy Pigg
Kathy Pigg Vero Beach FL
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