BRUNSWICK — Richard Bartlett, age 88, of Sunnybrook Senior Living, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. He was born in Pejepscot on June 28, 1929. He was the son of Henry and Alice Bartlett.

He graduated from Brunswick High School (’47), Farmington State Teachers College (’51), University of Connecticut (masters degree, ’63) and University of Virginia (Ph.D., ’70).

He and his wife, Beverly, who passed in October 2016, were married for 57 years.

As a young man, he enjoyed riding and showing horses at his Uncle Skipper Bartlett’s stables in Naples. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Korean War. He taught school and was principal on Peaks Island for a year in the early 1950s. He worked at Pineland Hospital in the late 1950s, before embarking on a career in special education. He taught at the University of Virginia and the University of Georgia. He retired from the Maine Department of Education in 1992 and continued assisting at the Morrison Center until 2002.

Late in life, he became an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. He was so thrilled to be able to go back to the University of Georgia to see a football game last fall with his son, Anthony, and daughter-in-law, Kathy.

He was an active member of the Bath United Methodist Church.

Surviving are sons Marshall and wife, Carol, of Bowdoinham, and Anthony and wife, Kathy, of Massachusetts. Six grandchildren: Necia, Christopher, Stephen, Rachel, Dylan and Cameron; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Marita Miller, of Boothbay. He was predeceased by brothers Arthur, James and Randall; parents; sister-in-law, Florence; and brother-in-law, Wayne.

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