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In Memory of

Richard Sands Underhill

December 22, 1927 - March 29, 2011

Obituary


UNDERHILL, Richard Sands, died March 29, 2011. He was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in 1927, to George and Matilda Underhill. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances Ann Underhill; and four children, Alexandra Dailey (William) of Austin, Texas, Stefan Underhill (Mary Pat) of Fairfield, Conn., Timothy Underhill (Kristen) of Tulsa, Okla., David Underhill (Joy) of Monument, Colo.; and nine grandchildren, Anne, Mariah, Mark, Devin, Kerry, Lauren, Madison, Michael and Megan.

Richard attended high school at Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Mass. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from University...

UNDERHILL, Richard Sands, died March 29, 2011. He was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in 1927, to George and Matilda Underhill. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances Ann Underhill; and four children, Alexandra Dailey (William) of Austin, Texas, Stefan Underhill (Mary Pat) of Fairfield, Conn., Timothy Underhill (Kristen) of Tulsa, Okla., David Underhill (Joy) of Monument, Colo.; and nine grandchildren, Anne, Mariah, Mark, Devin, Kerry, Lauren, Madison, Michael and Megan.

Richard attended high school at Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Mass. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., and his doctorate from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. He spent two years in the U.S. Navy during WW II, serving primarily in the China, Burma, India (CBI) area and was based in Shanghai, China. Following his graduation from Michigan, he served three years in the CIA as an intelligence officer. Then he joined the Battle Creek Equipment Company as executive vice president before leaving to earn his doctorate. Upon completion, he accepted a position as Executive Director of the Institute for Business and Community Development at the University of Richmond. He left the University of Richmond after 17 years to found the consulting firm, RCM, which he headed until his retirement in 1994. His work as an international consultant was primarily in Scandinavia and Western Europe.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 8, 2011, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Huguenot Chapel Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road, and where a memorial service will be held Friday, April 8 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to Friends of James River, P.O. Box 4453, Richmond, Va. 23220, or Episcopal Relief and Development, 815 Second Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017.