Victor Richards ’70 died last Monday.

Vic Richards, the Atkinson town administrator since 2002, died Monday evening after spending the last three weeks in a coma. Richards suffered a heart attack last month after an evening jog, then lapsed into a coma. He was 55.
Richards leaves his wife Janet, and his two daughters Emily, 16, and Molly, 12, who reside in Stratham.

Life is too short. The whole article is worth a read. Most heart-rending bit:

Vic scheduled special time every week for his daughter Molly, who has Smith-Magenis syndrome. The disease, which affects about 1 in 25,000 births, poses behavioral problems for her and prevents her from doing many typical activities of a 12 year old. Vic and Molly often went for a drive on the weekends to get a sandwich at Moe’s sub shop and have some time together.

Condolences to all.

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