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Richard W. Coombs

March 23, 1929 - December 02, 2021

Richard W. Coombs

March 23, 1929 - December 02, 2021


Obituary For Richard W. Coombs

Peabody – Richard W. Coombs 92, beloved husband of June A. (Flint) Coombs, died Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by his family.

Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of the late William Emmett and Helen Coombs. He received his grammar school education in Lynn and graduated from the Henry Ford Boy’s Trade School at Wayside Inn in Sudbury, MA.

An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country on the front lines during the Korean War, as a member of the United States Army.

Mr. Coombs had been employed for many years as a manager of customer service for Eastern Tool and Stamping Company in Saugus until the time of his retirement.

A longtime resident of Peabody, Richard adored his family and was loved by all who met him. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife, with whom he shared seventy years of marriage, he is survived by two daughters, Debra Vickerman and her husband, Robert of MD and Pamela Delis and her husband, Alexander of Gloucester, a son, Richard A. Coombs and his wife, Cindi of Wrentham, four grandchildren, Stephanie Daniel and her husband, Patrick, Julie Colliton and her husband, Adam, Dr. Zachary Delis, and Amy Blaisdell and her husband, Michael, Miranda Coombs, armloads of great grandchildren and two half-brothers, William and David Emmett. He was predeceased by his grandson, SSG Jeremy W. Coombs, US Army, and by his half-brother, Robert Emmett.

ARRANGMENTS: His funeral service will be held at the Grace United Methodist Church, 374 Broadway, Lynn, Monday, December 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Burial in the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. At the request of the family, masks are strongly recommended during visiting hours and church service. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or the Lupus Foundation of America 2121 K Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037. New, unwrapped toys may be brought to the wake in his memory for the Toys for Tots drive.

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  • Dear June, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Dick. I would look from a distance and be in awe of your loving relationship. How wonderful to have had so many years together and be not only husband and wife but such close friends. With great affection, Vicki Trott

  • Please accept my deep sympathy. I will always remember the good times I spent with the Coombs.

  • Bumpa was someone that lit up any room he was in. I am honored I got to know him. He made such a beautiful life and lived it well. We will all miss him. Much love to Mimi and the entire family.

  • Growing up with my best friend Pam, Dick was my second Dad. What wonderful memories we had of you. From hosting backyard pool parties to allowing me to spend countless days and nights at your lovely home. You will be missed but the memories will alway be there dear sweet "Dad 2"

  • Dear Richard It was an honor to know you. You will be always remember as a great man with a smile. My love and deep condolences to the family. - Yulia V. Cameron

  • You will be so missed and you were so loved by many. It has been an honor to be called a friend. I send my love and sympathy to all the family Love Linda

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