Richard Chapman Acker, 86, of New Canaan, formerly of Ogdensburg, has died. Here is his obituary.

At Williams, he was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity and various athletic teams including track and field. His love of music led him to the Glee Club, and, according to the obituary, he then “carried his love of singing and music with him around the world: As a member of the Gulberg Flats barbershop quartet in Lahore, in church choirs at Trinity Episcopal Church in Wheaton, Ill., and at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Canaan. In New Canaan he was also a member of the Gentlemen Songsters singing group, which brought music to hospitals and nursing homes.”

Acker interrupted his college career to serve in the military, graduating with the Class of 1947. He then earned his M.S. in geology at Brown. He worked internationally, before settling in Chicago, during his long career as a geologist. He moved back east after retirement, enjoying singing and gardening.

Rest in peace.

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