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“I had the privilege of working with Dick for over 10 years. He was a kind compassionate man. I am forever grateful to him for the experience and...Read More »
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“I attended Shabbat services on Friday evening at our synagogue here in Naples Florida. I was honored to say Kaddish for Dick Power. He was such a...Read More »
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“My condolences to his family. It was my pleasure to have known Mr. Power. He was a kind, gentle man and will be missed by many. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Linda Bennici

“Dick was my boss at Claims Inc. and a friend for over 20 years. He was a man of many parts - a savvy New Yorker, an erudite business man with a vast...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Jim and Pat Brennan

“Dick was a very nice man who used to enjoy coming to the line dance classes at the senior center where I am director. Always pleasant, he will be...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Jean Osborn Barnicoat

“I had the honor of meeting and working with Mr. Power at Sedgwick. I feel truly blessed to have heard many of his stories and words of wisdom which I...Read More »
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Richard J. Power of Canton Center entered eternal life on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, to join his beloved Barbara. Dick was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY where he received an undergraduate BBA from St. John's University and a Juris Doctorate from St. John's University School of Law. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and afterwards was Post Commander of the Lieutenant Lawrence Lovell American Legion Post in New York. He served honorably as a member of the New York Bar for a period well in excess of 50 years. He spent his business career in the insurance industry and retired in 1996 as Senior Vice President and counsel to Sedgwick Re (now Guy Carpenter of the Marsh McClellan Group) and as President of Claims, Inc., a firm devoted to the run off of affairs of discontinued insurance operations. Dick was an original incorporator and President of SLCA, an international industry facility which conducted annual seminars to study trends and developments both in the specialty insurance market and international reinsurance issues. He is survived by his nieces Elizabeth Trevisani and Holly Kern, both of NY, NY, his nephew, Scott Mitchell of Durham, N.C. and Peter Hirshfield of Litchfield. His family will receive friends Friday, January 9, 2015, from 5-8 PM at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. Family and friends are invited to gather Saturday 10 AM at Carmon's in Avon followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 11 AM at St. Patrick's Church, 7 Burlington Ave., Collinsville. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Collinsville, with military honors. In lieu of flowers, a donation to HARC (Alexander Benton Family Fund), 900 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT, 06105 would be much appreciated.