Richard DeWitt Lockhart, a 30-year Darien resident who spent much his career with Westinghouse, died of cancer at his home on Wednesday morning, Feb. 8, surrounded by his family. Mr. Lockhart, 80, was the husband of Janice Bury Lockhart.
Born on May 28, 1931, in Miami, Ariz., he was the only son of Genevieve Jackson and John W. Lockhart, an F.W. Woolworth store manager.
Mr. Lockhart graduated second ranking cadet at St. Andrews Military Academy in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was a welterweight on the boxing team and an Eagle Scout. He earned a bachelor of science degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School.
He was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Third Army Infantry, and was stationed at Fort Campbell in Kentucky and Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. While in the Army, he obtained his pilot license and enjoyed flying Piper Cubs.
Mr. Lockhart spent much of his career at Westinghouse, and retired from the Manhattan law firm, Cravath, Swaine & Moore as chief financial officer. He then went on to provide income tax assistance and counseling to the elderly, as a volunteer for Services for the Underserved.
Mr. Lockhart had a passion for reading, skiing, biking and hiking, his family said. He enjoyed many summers with family and friends at his home on Big Wolf Lake in Tupper Lake, N.Y. He loved dogs and was a member of the Ox Ridge Kennel Club.
Besides his wife of 52 years, Mr. Lockhart is survived by his three children, Brian Lockhart, Carolyn Alicandro and Douglas Lockhart; and three grandchildren, Tucker Lockhart, Rebecca Alicandro and Victoria Alicandro.
Calling hours are Friday, Feb. 10, from 5-7, at Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, at 11, at St. John R.C. Parish, 1986 Post Road.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303, Tax ID number 13-1788491.