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Richard A. Urban

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Richard A. Urban

Richard A. Urban, 70, of Richmond passed away on August 9, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones and lifelong friends. Dick had been courageously waiting for a kidney transplant.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Doris of Baltimore, Md.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy Thomsen Urban (nee Woolard); two stepsons, Ross Thomsen and Matthew Ball; his daughter-in-law, Ginny Ball; and two adorable grandchildren who called him “Sir”; as well as several very close cousins and family in Maryland and Florida, including stepmother, Charlotte Urban and her two daughters, Charlene and Kathy; and so many dear friends.

Born in Baltimore, Md., in 1948, Dick attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland and graduated from Towson University. Early in his career, Dick was in the restaurant business in Baltimore, Md., and Connecticut, and then was a principal at Thetford Associates in Richmond, which was founded by his cousin, Brad Blaylock, and then president of Thetford Property Management for over 30 years. He enjoyed his homes in Deltaville and Richmond. Dick’s greatest joys were times spent on the water, by the water and over the water—flying, sailing and boating on the Chesapeake Bay, in Ocean Reef, Fla., and the B.V.I. “Big Fun” spent with family and friends. From 2015 to 2018, he served on the board of the Deltaville Maritime Museum.

Dick will always be remembered for his quick wit and incredible sense of humor. He left an indelible mark on all those whom he met and those who knew and loved him. Family and friends are invited to share memories of Dick’s life on Saturday, August 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Bliley’s-Central, 3801 Augusta Avenue, Richmond 23230. A private reception will follow and the interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. On behalf of Dick and so many others, please consider being an organ donor.

posted 08.16.2018

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