Richard N. Mostrom ’61

Richard N. Mostrom ’61 died on June 29, 2020 in Bedford, New Hampshire.       

(The following was published by The Union Leader on July 5, 2020)

Richard N. Mostrom, age 80, of Bedford, NH and Colchester, VT, passed away on June 29, 2020, at his home in Bedford, NH.

Born in Boston, MA, on December 15, 1939, he was the son of Howard and Edith (Nims) Mostrom.

Richard was a graduate of Belmont High School in Belmont, MA. He earned his bachelor of science degree in physics from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, and his master’s degree in engineering from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. During Richard’s educational studies, Richard played on Belmont and Bowdoin hockey teams, and also served as team captain at Bowdoin College.

Mostrom’s career as an aerospace engineer included work with Northrop Grumman, SSG, and Goodrich Aerospace. His positions entailed program management, in the fields of, optics; SIBERS team; and telescopic engineering. Richard and his wife, Mary, also enjoyed many travels around the world, and had visited most of the continents.

Richard is survived by his wife, Mary E. McNeil of Bedford, NH; his daughter, Kristen McPhail and husband, Andrew, of East Fremantle, Australia; two sons, Richard K. Mostrom and wife, Margaret, of Minneapolis, MN and Brett D. Mostrom and wife, Kimberly, of Newark, DE; one brother, Philip Mostrom and wife, Jocelyn, of Darnstown, MD; his stepson, Ryan McNeil Pierce of Burlington, VT; eight grandchildren, Michael and Ashley McPhail, Mason, Mya, Sean, Shannon, Heather, and Warren Mostrom; in addition to the McNeil brothers and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by both parents; and one brother, Thomas F. Mostrom.


1 Comment Richard N. Mostrom ’61

  1. John Gibbons

    What a special fellow Zete and mentor. He was very modest and very bright. Remember his visits to Wilmington where he dated and married an old school friend. May he Rest In Peace


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