Richard B. Dempster Jr., 66, of Hockessin, Delaware passed away at his residence on September 28th. Born on February 3rd, 1955 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Richard Dempster Sr. and Susan Straub.
Dick graduated from Moorestown High School in New Jersey in 1973, where he was president of the marching band and captain of the baseball team. He graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1977. Prior to Rutgers, Dick attended Washington & Lee University where he was a pitcher on the Varsity Baseball Team. Dick was an executive recruiting manager for many years, retiring with Campbell's Soup in 2013.
He was an avid musician for the majority of his life, playing the drums and singing lead vocals in various bands including The Raptors and Double Shot. He was a sports enthusiast, playing baseball for many years and teaching his kids to play and have a love for sports. He could often be found watching SportsCenter or the Golf Channel. Throughout his life he read thousands of books and in just the past year, well over 100.
Dick is survived by his three children, Zackary, Thomas, and Elizabeth, and their mother, Sonya; his parents Dick Sr. and Ramona; his siblings Kimm, Anne, Mark, and Jeff. He is pre-deceased by his mother Susan and his best friend Lee Limbert.
Dick was often referred to by his three kids as "Little Rich", a self-donned nickname indicative of his goofy personality. He was a very loving and proud father, and made sure his kids knew that. Anyone that knew him could confirm that he was always ready with a joke in his back pocket to cheer them up. A celebration of life will be announced in the coming weeks.
The family will be holding a funeral service on Saturday October 16, 2021 at the Red Clay Presbyterian Church located 500 McKennans Church Road, Wimington DE, where they will receive guests at 12:30 PM and a funeral service will begin promptly at 1:00 PM
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in Richard's honor to the American Heart Association
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