Richard Marshall Wetherill

WetherillRichard Marshall Wetherill, 97, on February 7, 2022, at the Watermark at Bellingham continuing care retirement community in West Chester, Pa. Richard was born on January 13, 1925, to Isaac and Edith Mitchell Wetherill in Chester, Pa. He lived the early part of his life on the farm that was the former home of his great-grandfather in Chester. Richard attended Chester public schools through the ninth grade. In 1942, he graduated from Westtown School, where many of his family members had attended over the years.

After completing alternative service during the remainder of World War II, Richard attended Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., where he graduated with honors in 1949. While at Earlham, he met his future wife, Alice Minthorne. They were married in 1950 and enjoyed 72 years of loving, happy marriage.

Richard spent his working life at the Willow Grove Federal Savings and Loan Association. He began as a teller and accountant, and retired after 42 years as president and chairman of the board of directors. He served as a board member of the Willow Grove Rotary Club, treasurer and trustee of Horsham (Pa.) Meeting, and board member and president of Abington Quarterly Meeting Trustees.

Richard and Alice held their family as an important part of their lives. They enjoyed many happy hours at their cottage in the Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania. Richard and Alice resided at Pine Run Retirement Community in Doylestown, Pa., for 18 years. Richard enjoyed growing dahlias, which were tastefully arranged by Alice and displayed during the summer months at Pine Run. For the past three years, they lived at Watermark at Bellingham.

Richard is survived by his wife, Alice Wetherill; three children, Ann Victoria Wetherill Upton (Robert), Todd Marshall Wetherill (Lynne Potter), and Carol Rebecca Goldstein (Michael); six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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