Richardson Bringhurst Glidden, 86, Korea vet, OB/GYN, played on national soccer team

By on August 2, 2017

Richardson Bringhurst “Dick” Glidden M.D., 86, of Lititz, passed away July 21, 2017.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years: Jean (Cook); three daughters and their spouses: Victoria and Larry Silver of Portland, Ore.; Jennifer and Steve Black of Elizabethtown; and Elizabeth and Christian Andersen of Dover, Del.; his grandchildren: Jessica, Erin, and Nikolas; his sister: Helen Lohm of Lutherville, Md.; and many nieces and nephews.

Son of the late Esther (Wilson Bringhurst) and Burt Rufus Glidden Sr., Dick was born May 20, 1931, in Lancaster. He was one of the locally-famed “Glidden triplets” of Manheim Township: Tom, Dick and Harry. His brothers: Burt Rufus Jr., Thomas, and Harry, preceded him in death.

A 1949 graduate of Westtown School, Dick attended Franklin and Marshall College, graduating in 1955. He played on the 1952 national soccer championship team; he is a member of the F&M Athletics Hall of Fame. He served in the United States Army National Guard and United States Army in Germany during the Korean War prior to returning to F&M. He received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1959. Dick practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Dover, Del., for 20 years; he was an active advocate for women’s health.

He enjoyed golf, woodworking, classical music, travel, bridge, and crossword puzzles. He was a devoted friend of Bill W. for more than 35 years. His greatest passion was his family who will miss him terribly.

A celebration of life service was held Aug. 1 at Steinman Hall at Moravian Manor, Lititz. Interment will be private for the family.

Condolences may be sent to the family at 445 W. Second Ave., Lititz, PA 17543.

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