Richard Archibald ’49 died on April 4, 2005, in Ojai, CA.
Richard Archibald ’49 died on April 4, 2005, in Ojai, CA. Born on September 28, 1922, in Dorchester, MA, he prepared for college at Lexington (MA) High School and Hebron Academy and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1945 in the Pacific Theater. After attending the University of Illinois, he transferred to Bowdoin in January of 1947 as a member of the sophomore class. Following his graduation in 1949, he joined S.S. Kresge Company (later Kmart) as part of the company’s inaugural class in its management training program. As a Kmart executive, he lived with his family throughout the West, Midwest and the East, as well as in West Germany and Japan. He retired as a senior vice president in 1985 and lived in Ojai. He was a member of the Ojai Rotary Club and the Ojai Valley Racquet Club and was president of the Ojai Tennis Tournament in 1991-92. He was married in 1947 to Priscilla Ruth Applegate, who survives him, as do two daughters, Sarah and Priscilla; a son, Richard; a sister, Mary A. Carrier; a brother, Fred Archibald; and two granddaughters.