Richard Boynton Lord ’42 died on April 24, 2009, in Beverly, Massachusetts.
He was born on August 28, 1919, in Boston, and prepared for college at Milton High School, Pittsfield High School, and Wilbraham Academy. A member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, he studied at Bowdoin from 1938 to 1939. He served as a private first class with the Army Air Force, first as an armorer and later a supply clerk with the 15th Air Force, with deployments in Africa and Italy. He received nine Battle Stars and the Presidential Citation. He went on to graduate from Boston University with a degree in accounting. He did accounting and auditing work at Boynt, Dalton and Church; Touche Ross, and Westin and Sampson. He is survived by a son, Richard B. Lord; a daughter, Judith E. Lord; and a granddaughter. He was predeceased by Elizabeth G. Lord, his wife of 58 years.