Richard D. Whitten

January 31, 1953 - December 20, 2017

Richard D. Whitten passed away unexpectedly surrounded by family on December 20, 2017 at the age of 64 from complications related to glioblastoma.

 

He was born in Meriden, CT and lived on the East Coast for about 40 years until he moved to Oregon in the 1990's.

 

He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Central Connecticut State and went on to get his Master’s in Business Administration from University

of New Haven. He had a successful career as a software engineer until

his retirement in 2013.

 

Richard was a very adventurous individual. Over the years he climbed many mountains, scuba dived and took cross country and international motorcycle rides throughout the US and Canada. In addition, Richard enjoyed regular activities of mountain biking, spending time with his beloved wife and cats, reading, golfing, watching the Dallas Cowboys and, of course, the finer things of wine tasting and cooking.

 

Richard is survived by his wife Leslie, four step-children; Jessica,

Spouse Scott; Jennifer, Spouse Sean; Jaclyn, Samuel and three step-grandchildren; Avery, River and Corilynn.

 

At the request of Richard, there will be no service.