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Spofford, Richardson L. Aged 98, of Chicago. Richardson was a lifelong resident of Chicago. Born on the North Side, he graduated from Harvard College and enlisted in the Army for WWII, then moved to Hyde Park and remained a resident of Hyde Park and Kenwood for the rest of his life. He was a tax accountant by trade. He loved to travel, and his family remembers many trips exploring the country. A love of camping and the outdoors was successfully passed on to his children, as was an appreciation for the culture and size of this country. He was keenly interested in history, including of Chicago and Hyde Park, and fed his literary appetite at the Chicago Literary Society and the Caxton Club. He also was a collector of antiques and rugs, which fit with his love of traveling around the world as well. Predeceased by his wife Janice, he is survived by his two sons, John and George, and his four grandchildren. A memorial service is to be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Montgomery Place, 5550 South Shore Drive, Chicago, with reception following.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on July 12, 2018
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