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“I just saw this news. I'm sorry for the loss. He was a great friend to my parents. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Mark Bigelow - Downingtown, PA

“I remember Mr. Claiborn from From Fort Hale in the early 1970's. He was a fine officer and human being. My deepest sympathy.Eddy Bevins ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“God bless, sorry for you loss. His joke always brought a smile to my face on Sunday mornings as lil lad. My condolences to the family especially Kay,...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Kevin Schrader - Saint Augustine, FL

“Sorry for your loss. I will always remember going to church on Sunday mornings and getting a good laugh from Richard. He will be truly missed. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Todd Schrader - New haven, CT

“Dear Kay, I'm sorry for the loss of Richard. My fondest memories was that Richard was probably the first adult to start conversations with my...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Eric Schrader - Los Angeles, CA

“Dearest KK, Holley, Alexis, and Families , Sooo many wonderful memories of dear Rich. He would answer the phone and I would say Hey , Rich. He...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Hollie Schrader - Hamden, CT

“Our hearts ache for you on the loss of your Dad. May your memories provide comfort during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Kelly Brown - Phoenix, AZ

“My wife(Marian), my daughter(Andrea), and myself met Richard for the first time on a recent cruise. Instantly you could tell he was a special person...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Ronald Boben - Cinnaminson,, NJ

“My wife(Marian), daughter(Andrea), and myself would like to extend our deepest sympathy to his family. We only just met Richard on a recent cruise...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Frank and I are so sorry to learn of Richard's passing. He was always a true friend and we have happy memories of times laughing together. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Stickle - Mooresville, NC

“I will miss my chance encounters with Richard at Big Y on senior discount day as he stocked up on his ice cream supply. I will miss his humor, his...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Arlene Cohen - Guilford, CT

12 of 12 | Posted by: Alene and Oyharma Tate - CT

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Richard was born on August 26, 1937 and passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016.

Richard was a resident of Guilford, Connecticut at the time of passing.

He is a graduate of George School, in Newtown, PA, and Brown University, where he captained the 1959 swim team.

Richard entered Officer Candidate School for the U.S. Navy and served in Vietnam. He went on to serve 20 years in the U.S Navy Reserve, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Richard was married to Kay D. Claiborn.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Guilford, CT.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to George School (georgeschool.org/support-george-school) or the Brown University Men's Swim Team (gifts.brown.edu - under 'Select a Designation', choose 'Brown Athletics / Sports Foundation' and then 'Men's Swimming & Diving'). To sign the online guestbook please visit hawleylincolnmemorial.com.