Glenn K. Richards ’60, Alumni Secretary (1966-71), died on October 12, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia.
(The following was provided by Rev. Patrick Hunt)
Glenn Keville Richards, aged 83, of Savannah, GA, died on 12 October, 2021, at Select Specialty Hospital. He is survived by his brother, Roy Wilfred Richards of Greenville, Rhode Island; three nieces, Stacy Corinne Lanphere of Jamestown, RI, Valerie Travis Beaupre of Massillon, OH, and Bethany Aldrich Ford of Warwick, RI; a nephew, Bradley Keegan Richards of Littleton, CO; and a multitude of associates, classmates, and friends. Glenn was the son of the late Madeline Elisabeth Keville and Wilfred Roy Richards.
A graduate of Bowdoin College, class of 1960, Glenn received an AB degree. Following college, he served in US Army Intelligence stationed in Paris, France. Returning to civilian life he taught English for several years before returning to Bowdoin College as Alumni Secretary. In 1971 Glenn matriculated at the General Theological Seminary in New York as a candidate for Holy Orders from the Episcopal Diocese of Maine. He decided not to pursue ordination after a year doing Clinical Pastoral Education at Maine Medical Center in Portland and serving as Lay Administrator of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick under the clerical supervision of The Rev’d Dr. Powell Mills Dawley. However, he remained a faithful, committed, and active member of the Episcopal Church wherever God called him.
He now turned his natural talents for teaching and communicating to work in Development and Capital Fundraising. The projects were far ranging—from Roman Catholic churches and schools as well as a convent in Bellevue, Washington, to a synagogue in the Villas, a new community in central Florida. Following retirement Glenn lived a rural community in the Catskills in New York before finally settling in Savannah where the Hostess City in the Coastal Empire won his heart.
Glenn was known for an indefatigable ability to tell humorous stories, most of them at the expense of either clergy or fundraisers. A French major in college and a veteran of “hardship” military service in Paris made Glenn a premier Francophile. Friends who accompanied him on occasional trips to France were treated to gastronomical, oenological, and architectural experiences available to few occasional tourists.