Richard Erwin Dolby ’59 died on July 11, 2006, in Boston, MA.
Richard Erwin Dolby ’59 died on July 11, 2006, in Boston, MA. Born on June 18, 1937, in Quincy, MA, he prepared for college at Newton High School and became a member of Alpha Rho Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1959 and his service in the U.S.Army as a second lieutenant, he joined the family company, which published Lodging & Food Service News and managed the New England Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show. He and his partner later co-founded Foodservice East. He was a well-known regional business press publisher, and his insightful approach to issues of the day and economic implications of industry trends placed the publication in a niche of its own. He co-founded the Navy Yard New Neighborhood Association in 1994, helping to bring police patrols and street cleaning to the community and working on development and security issues. He was a member of the Area A- 1 Neighborhood Council of the Boston Police Department and served in the early 1990s as a member of the Flagship Wharf Homeowners Advisory Council. For years, he ran the annual New England Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Show, lining up exhibitors and making sure that things went smoothly. Surviving are his companion, Susan G. Holaday; a sister, Leslie Schwam of Boca Raton, FL; two daughters, Nadine Dolby of Lafayette, IN, and Barie-Lynne Rosensaft ’89 of Bronx, NY; a son, Derek A. Dolby ’92 of Stoughton, MA; and four grandchildren. [Ed.: reprinted to correct errors in the account printed in the Fall 2006 issue of the magazine.]