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Mercedes Tharam Richards

Richards—Mercedes Tharam Richards, 60, on February 3, 2016, in Hershey, Pa. Mercedes was born on May 14, 1955, in Kingston, Jamaica, to Quaker parents Phyllis and Frank Davis. When she was a child, her family traveled widely. Multi‐talented, she studied classical violin performance and music theory and had passed all but one of the examinations for a Royal School of Music licentiate before turning to physics. She was fluent in French; had working knowledge of German, Spanish, Slovak, and Czech; and wrote several volumes of poetry. She earned a bachelor’s (with🔒

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