Richard Sheldon Farr ’63

Richard Sheldon Farr ’63 died on December 16, 2003, in Fremont, California.

Born on June 12, 1941, in Wilmington, DE, he prepared for college at Waltham (MA) High School and became a member of Chi Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1963, he did graduate work at Stanford University in California, from which he received a master of arts degree in communications in 1964. From 1965 to 1967, he was a promotion manager with KHVH-AM and Television in Honolulu, HI, and at the same time was a research associate with Stanford while working on a doctorate there. In 1968, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Beginning in 1974, he was an enabler- counselor for 160 physically hand- limited students at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA, helping them adjust to all aspects of college life. He went on to be the producer of “Just Like Everybody Else,” a television series in the Bay Area of California. For four years, he worked for Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto and in 1986 bought a franchise and operated a Hobee’s Restaurant in Fremont. In 1993, he attended 1963’s 30th Reunion at the College. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Kinney Farr, and three sons, Jeffrey Farr, Richard Farr, and Steven Farr.