Richard Y. Coombs ’53 died on April 25, 2015, in Arlington, Massachusetts.(The following appeared on the website of the Brown & Hickey Funeral Home, Belmont, Massachusetts.)
Beloved husband of Janet H. (Linn) Coombs. Loving father of David and his wife Juliann, Jennifer, Jeffrey and his wife Natalie, Donald and his wife Keri and Richard L. and his wife Sandra. Cherished grandfather of Kristin, Ryan, Sara, Erin, Jessica, Drew, Alison, Eric, Richard E. and Morgan. Great Grandfather of Bradley, Dylan, Reiss, Ayla and Lucas. Brother of the late Robert Coombs. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Dick Coombs was active in both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for over 50 years. He was a Scoutmaster for Troop 304 Belmont for 20 years. An active member of the Belmont – Watertown United Methodist Church, a Mason for 50 years and a U.S. Army Veteran, Korea.