Richard John Widmyer

June 11, 1945June 6, 2018

Richard John Widmyer, 72, of Winding River Plantation passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Dick was born on June 11,1945 in Baltimore Maryland, son of the late Richard and Margaret Widmyer. He was a proud veteran of the USMC and served in Vietnam. He attended Mt. St. Joseph High School in Baltimore, University of MD, and graduated from University of Baltimore. Dick spent his career in hydraulic and pneumatic sales and manufacturing; ultimately owning his own distributorship in Kansas City and St. Louis. He retired to Winding River in Dec. 2011. There he was known for his love of family and friends, especially little ones, and enjoyed a great sense of humor until the end. Survivors include his wife of 51 years Louise Zorn Widmyer of Winding River; children, Janet Gerard and husband Todd of New Bern and William of Winding River and Wilmington; sisters Elizabeth Stevenson, husband Ronald of Baltimore, Marlene Little and husband John of Port Isabel, TX and Mary Karen Widmyer of Wilmington; also three loving grandchildren Nate, Wes and Jack. The family has decided on a quiet, family only Funeral Mass for Richard/Dad. You may offer online condolences at In memory of Richard the family requests donations to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422


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David Poteet

June 28, 2018

Dick and I became friends in 2005 playing golf in Winding River. Dick, Czar, Mike and I played together for 3 years and where known as "the tall guys". Dick and I would always finish our round of golf and go to the clubhouse for a sandwich and beer. We seem to have a lot in common, grew up in Baltimore, both 6'4" tall, loved our families and both graduated from the University of Baltimore. I moved to Georgia in 2008, but would always look him up when visiting our Winding River friends.
I will miss Dick and only wish we could have shared just one more beer together. What a great guy!
Love, David

Chris Boyer

June 18, 2018

Louise, Janet, and Will
Sorry to hear about Dick. Sherri and I send our condolences. I have a lot of great memories working with Dick for so many years.
One of my favorites I'd like to share is when Dick and I went to a meeting with several Defense Department regarding
one of our big contracts and we had some critical things to negotiate. During that meeting, I kind of just took off and was able to
get everything we wanted to achieve. As we were leaving, he leaned over, and told me that he was impressed and congratulated
me on the meeting's outcome. It meant a lot to me, and still does. That was over twenty years ago. He will be missed.

Terry Frallic

June 14, 2018

Dear Louise and family,
We loved how Dick always had something funny to share when we were walking...he never failed to greet you with a little joke or piece of advice!! Especially, when Debbie Edwards and I talked about our CATS!
We will miss him on his bike... please know you can call Preston and I anytime..
Thoughts and prayers...

David Eastman

June 9, 2018

My sincere condolences to Richard's family and friends. He was my classmate in the Class of 1963, Mt. St. Joseph.
David Eastman
Pawleys Island, SC