Richard "Dick" Stanley Aldrich, 82, an 11-year resident of Edgewater, Md., and previously of Potomac, Md., and Sandusky died of natural causes Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at his home after a five-year illness.
Born Feb. 9, 1926, in Sandusky, son of the late Florence and Byron Aldrich, Mr. Aldrich received a master's degree from Miami University of Ohio. He worked as an account executive for a nonprofit organization in educational fundraising. While in Sandusky he taught English at Sandusky High School and was employed by the Hinde and Dauch Corp. During World War II, he served in the Navy as a sonarman, 2nd class.
Mr. Aldrich was a member of Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and music.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn B. Aldrich; two sons, John Aldrich of Mesa, Ariz., and James Aldrich of Olney, Md.; two daughters, Amy McCarthy of Edgewater and Anne Savage of Odenton, Md.; one brother, John S. Aldrich of Sandusky; one sister, Helen Aldrich of Sandusky; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A memorial was at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 DuBois Road. Interment was private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Condolences may be shared at kalasfuneralhomes.com.