Richard Condike ’45

Richard Condike ’45 died May 22, 2013, at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass. He was born in Brockton on June 24, 1923, and prepared for college at Brighton (Mass.) High School and Brookline (Mass.) High School. A member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, he graduated from Bowdoin cum laude in 1946 but remained a member of the class of 1945. He earned a certificate in meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master of business administrations at Northeastern University in 1970. He was a registered professional engineer in Massachusetts. He worked as a management consultant for Ernst & Ernst from 1951 to 1958, a manufacturing manager for Ludlow Corp. from 1958 to 1966, and a senior manager of Polaroid Corp. from 1966 to 1970. He joined the William Wright Co. in 1970, first as vice president of operations and later served as director, and as president and director of Wright-Aille Inc. Prior to his retirement, he was vice president of Carvel Hall Company in Maryland. He served to first lieutenant in the Army Air Forces during World War II, with tours in Africa, India, and China. He served on the Massachusetts Governor’s Management Engineering Task Force in 1965, and was past master of the William North Masonic Lodge in Lowell, and Temple Guard of the Aleppo Shriners. He is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Edith M. Moore Condike; son Richard W. Condike; daughter Linda Ritchie; brothers Charles and George Condike; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers James and Robert Condike.