Richard Harry Chandler
May 12, 1943 - March 03, 2022
Obituary For Richard Harry Chandler
Richard Harry Chandler, 78, of Raleigh, NC died peacefully on March 3, 2022. He was the son of Donald E. and Ruth (née Eastman) Chandler.
Richard was born on May 12, 1943 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. He graduated from Fort Edward (NY) High School and joined the US Air Force where he attended technical school. He served in Plattsburgh, NY and did a tour in Okinawa, Japan where he established the radio communication center for airplanes. After his military service he joined IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY. While working for IBM, Richard was relocated to N. Springfield, VA; West Milford, NJ; and finally Raleigh, NC.
In July of 1967 he married Barbara J. Kennedy of Schenectady, NY. They were blessed with three children: Brian and his wife Terry, of Greensboro, NC; Michael and his wife Rumi, of Bothwell, WA; and Kathleen of Raleigh, NC; and two grandchildren, Reese and Kason.
Richard enjoyed hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing. He coached soccer with CASL and at Carroll Middle School. After retiring from IBM he delivered flowers for Watkins and worked for Clay's Power Equipment, and AMF Bowling Center South Hills.
He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Richard was a parishioner of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral and a 3rd degree Knight with the Father Price Council, Knights of Columbus.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Peter Frampton Myositis Research Fund or the American Cancer Society.
A Liturgy of the Word with a Reception to follow will be held at Renaissance Funeral Home on Friday, March 11, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
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