Richard Edward Scully, age 77, died peacefully on October 25, 2010 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Born in Middletown, Connecticut on April 19, 1933 he was the son of the late William and Margaret (Butler) Scully. Predeceased by his sisters Margaret and Patricia he is survived by his brother Robert Scully of Portland, CT.
A graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in 1952, he married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Ann Treadwell of Higganum, CT. They had four children, Cynthia of Wilmington, NC, Rick of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, Brenda of Colchester, CT and Shaun of Beaverton, OR. He served his country by joining the United States Navy during the Korean War. Richard began his life long career in tool and dye after graduating from his apprenticeship at New Departure Manufacturing in Meriden, CT. He continued his career working for Raymond Engineering and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft of CT. In 1978, his expertise in tool and dye led him to San Diego, where he worked for Solar Turbines Corporation. After retiring in 1998, he moved to Cottonwood, Arizona where he enjoyed exploring the mountains and deserts of the Southwest.
Richards’s pastimes included traveling across the country, riding his motorcycle, scuba diving, boating and raising dogs. He will always be remembered and missed for his love of life, sense of humor and entertaining jokes and stories. He is survived by his wife Joyce, daughter Cynthia and fiance’ Steven, daughter Brenda and her husband Edward, son Rick and his wife Lynn and son Shaun. He leaves his loving grandsons Andrew, Craig and Branden, granddaughters Briena, Bridget, Ashley and Alexis, great grandson Christopher and great granddaughter Natalie and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations should be made to the charity or organization of your choice. A private family celebration of his life will be held in Connecticut at a later date.
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