OBITUARY

Richard L. Sumner

May 28, 1938May 24, 2019
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Richard l. Sumner of Pomona, NY passed away suddenly at home May 24th at the age of 80. He is survived by his daughter Leah Robbins, husband Bob and grandsons Bobby and Riley of Brantford, Ontario Canada. Also by his brothers Clayton of Ravena, NY, Donald of Winter Park, FL and Philip of Delmar, NY. Richard was predeceased by his parents Herman and Katherine Sumner and wife Alta Crohn. Richard received a Doctorate of Physics degree from The University of Chicago. He worked in the field of particle research using particle accelerators in the U.S. and around the world. After a period working for LeCroy in the same field he started his own business called "CMCAMAC" designing, building and programming data acquisition circuit boards. His hobbies were photography, baking fancy deserts and taking tours to interesting places with wife Alta and later with friend Sheila.

In Lieu of Flowers, Donations can be made to Doctors without Borders.

Visitation will be held at Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, 177 Route 59, Suffern, NY 10901 on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00pm. The interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Selkirk, NY on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 2:00pm.

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  • Visitation Sunday, June 2, 2019

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Daphne Downes

May 29, 2019

I met Richard when I first began hiking with the North Jersey Ramapo Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club, where he was a regular hike leader and hiker for many years. I later learned he was also a long-time NJR Board member and he maintained the Chapter's website, right up until last week. He was an admirable man in many ways, very kind and personable on the trails, and I really enjoyed hiking with him. Deepest condolences to Sheila and his family.

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