Richard Lawrence Carleton ’55

Richard Lawrence Carleton ’55 died on February 15, 2004, in Midlothian, Virginia.

Born on May 27, 1933, in Winchester, MA, he prepared for college at Reading (MA) High School and became a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1955, he served in the U. S. Army for six months as a second lieutenant and later attained the rank of captain in the Reserves. He was a salesman with Sylvania Electric Products, Inc., in Massachusetts and Chicago, IL, from 1957 to 1963, when he joined the Hubbard Scientific Company in Illinois, where he became vice president of marketing. In 1973, he moved to Midlothian, where he was a self- employed businessman before becoming the owner and manager of apartment buildings. He served as president of the Salisbury Country Club and as vice president of the Virginia Educational Vendors Association. Surviving are his wife, Diane Emerson Carleton, whom he married in 1958; three sons, Jeffrey Carleton, Douglas Carleton, and Gregory Carleton; a brother, Donald Carleton; and a granddaughter.