Saturday, August 04, 2012

Richard Divine

The Macalester alumni magazine reports that Richard Divine passed away on February 26, 2012. He was a lawyer, practicing in Centerville, Ohio. He grew up in Alexandria, but moved out of town before the graduation of his class of 1965.

Here is the obituary from the Centerville newspaper.
DIVINE, Richard W. "Rick" age 65, of Centerville, OH passed away peacefully at Hospice of Dayton on Sunday February 26, 2012. He was born on Feb. 5, 1947 in Fergus Falls, MN, the son of Robert W. Divine Sr., and Ramona (Lackey) Divine. Richard was raised in Alexandria, MN, graduated from Macalester College, St. Paul, MN and the College of Law, Drake University, Des Moines, IA. He was admitted to the State Bar in both Iowa and Ohio. Richard was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Divine proudly served as a Marine Corps officer for six years and obtained a rank of Captain following service as both an Infantry Officer and as a member of the Marine Corps Advocate Branch. He settled in the Dayton, Ohio area in the late 1970's and practiced law for several years with the firm of Mumpower and Chillinsky. Richard also served as a Montgomery County Assistant Public Defender and as a Montgomery County Assistant Prosecutiong Attorney for twelve years where he handled many cases of public interest and significance. Richard coached several sports in the Kettering YMCA youth program and participated in the Doc Wright Golf League for a number of years. Besides being an avid football fan and nature lover, Richard was a great student of the American Civil War, frequently visiting many historical sites. He also enjoyed following local rock groups, especially , The Hathaways. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert W. Divine Sr., and Ramona Divine and brothers Robert W. Divine Jr., and Raymond Divine. He is survived by his brother Dr. Ronald Divine (Jeani) of Tualatin, OR, niece Katherine Divine and nephew Robert Divine. Richard will be greatly missed by his family and many friends and loved ones. Funeral arrangements will be made in accordance with his wishes at a later date.

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