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Richard (Grandpa) Wheeler


Richard G. Wheeler died on November 7, 2022 after living 94 years of what he often described as an exceptional life loaned by God to a remarkably average person.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Louisa Hardy Wheeler in 2008; a beloved son Ronald Edward Wheeler in 2001; a brother Donald Wheeler; and a sister Mabel Stearns.

He is survived by two sons, Richard G. Wheeler and Roy H. Wheeler and their wives, Kathy and Linda; grandchildren (and spouses) Colin Wheeler (Alison Trachet), Laurel Wheeler (Jeff Farner), Marissa Wheeler, Julie (Daniel) Neri; Laurie (Jonathan) Christopher; great grandson Elliot Neri; Sir Bob Geldof of London; and godchild Fifi Geldof.

During his life he was a combination of sailor, soldier, educator, and somewhat artist, author, and adventurer.


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