“So many nights I just dream of the ocean, God, I wish I was sailing again.”
Richard A. “Dick” Carvill sailed into the sunset and into the Lord’s embrace Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.
Dick was born July 28, 1929, in Boston, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Venice, Fla.; son Richard (Patty) of Denver, Colo.; son David (Mary) of Byfield, Mass; nieces Paula Kelly of Ellenton, Fla., and JoAnne Golden of Bradenton, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Michael, Katie, Spencer and Lincoln. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Gertrude Carvill, and sister, Patricia Thomas.
Dick was a graduate of Marblehead High School in Massachusetts and Northeastern University in Boston. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a lieutenant. Dick then worked 38 years in management as a project engineer with General Electric before retiring in 1988.
Post-retirement meant more time on the ocean in his beloved sailboat, the Random Wind, but Dick also kept busy volunteering at Salem Hospital and with other organizations. He enjoyed golf (two holes-in-one), traveling and eating.
A dedicated family man and proud Marbleheader, Dick coached Little League Baseball, was involved in the Marblehead Boosters Club and built many handmade toys and crafts for his grandchildren and others. Dick served as a cooperator for the Marblehead Bank, and was a Mason, a Shriner and a longtime member of the Marblehead Yacht Club.
Dick was a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Marblehead, Mass., and of St. Mark’s in Venice, Fla.
Dick and Nancy celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in August of this year.
Dick Carvill was a man of countless talents and a friend of many. His loving smile and encouraging attitude will be missed by those who knew and loved him.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation in Dick’s name to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238; or Alzheimer’s Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, 14010 Roosevelt Blvd., No. 709, Clearwater FL 33762.