Richard E. Little ’54

Richard E. Little ’54 died April 30, 2013, at his home in New London, N.H. He was born Edward Buttolph on April 29, 1932, in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. and legally changed his name to Little when his mother remarried. He prepared for college at Newton (Mass.) High School and Newton Junior College. He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, played varsity baseball, and was a tenor in the glee club. He served to first lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps, where he was engaged in code-breaking. In his civilian career, he was a developer of system software and did logic design for military computers at Sylvania Electronic Systems. He later worked as a system architect and developer for Honeywell and retired from GTE in 1993, after twenty-three years with the company, during which he registered several patents. After retirement, he was an active volunteer, serving the New London Historical Society, Summer Music Associates, Kearsarge Chorale, and the First Baptist Church of New London. He also led study groups in science, mathematics, and philosophy in the Adventures in Learning Program of Colby-Sawyer College, and he was a member of the New London Rotary Club and the Country Squires. He was a member of the Lake Sunapee Country Club; Brae Burn Country Club, and Dedham Country and Polo Club. He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Susan Whiting Lowell Little; daughter Cynthia Little ’77; and one grandson. He was predeceased by sister Elizabeth Little Pike.

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